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Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino bottles recalled over possibly containing glass

PepsiCo voluntarily recalled more than 300,000 bottles of the popular drink due to possible contamination with a "foreign object."
Bottles of Starbucks Frappuccino coffee drinks are seen in a
PepsiCo voluntarily recalled more than 25,000 cases of the vanilla Frappuccino drink.  Alex Tai / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Gett
/ Source: TODAY

A popular bottled Starbucks coffee drink has been recalled after glass was found inside some of the bottles, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

PepsiCo voluntarily recalled more than 25,000 cases of the bottled vanilla Frappuccino drink sold at retailers nationwide, the FDA said in a notice, because the beverages possibly contain a "foreign object (glass)."

Each case includes 12 of the 13.7-ounce drinks, totaling over 300,000 bottles being recalled. 

The products have UPC number 0 12000-81331 3. Expiration dates are March 8, May 29, June 4 and 10. 

The ongoing recall of the vanilla Frappuccino drink was first initiated on Jan. 28.

The FDA labeled this as a Class II recall, which means “a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.”

PepsiCo Inc., which produces the vanilla Frappuccino drink, faced a similar situation last September when it recalled the Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot Energy Coffee for possible contamination with metal fragments.

When reached for comment, PepsiCo issued the following statement:

PepsiCo, on behalf of the North American Coffee Partnership, initiated a voluntary product recall on select lots of Starbucks Frappuccino Vanilla (13.7 oz. glass bottle). The impacted products have best buy dates of March 8, 2023; May 29, 2023; June 4, 2023; and June 10, 2023 and were distributed across the United States. The removal of these products from the marketplace is currently underway. The products are not sold at Starbucks retail locations.

The North American Coffee Partnership is committed to a high level of quality in the products we serve. Delivering a quality experience to our consumers is our top priority and we always act with an abundance of caution whenever a potential concern is raised. If a consumer has purchased a product and has questions or concerns, they can call Consumer Relations at 1-800-211-8307

EDITOR’S NOTE (Feb. 20, 2023, 2:15 p.m. ET): This article has been updated with a statement from PepsiCo.