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Brief: Valley unaware of frappuccino recall

More than 300,000 frappuccino drinks at Starbucks were recalled because of glass in the bottles.

By Kevin Khachatryan, Staff Writer

More than 300,000 Starbucks vanilla Frappuccino drinks are recalled after glass is found in some of the bottles with dates of expiration March 8, May 9 and June 4, 2023. This product is currently being sold at at Valley College, but it is unknown if there are any still being sold with those expiration dates. Valley bookstore staff member Marc Robinson explained that if there is a recall the company "would normally stop shipping the product to them at the distribution center." (Savannah Greenly | Valley Star)

The voluntary recall was issued earlier this year by PepsiCo Inc, which produces the bottled frappuccinos. This evoked more than 25,000 cases of the caffeinated drinks that contained harmful products in the caffeinated drinks.

The bottles were sold in national chains including Target, Walmart and online.

The products with glass in the bottles were distributed across the United States. This is not the first time that Starbucks drinks were recalled. Last year, when more than 200 cases of the vanilla espresso triple shot 15-ounce bottles were recalled due to containing metal fragments.

“Really,” said Marc Robinson, front desk worker at Valley College’s bookstore. “Wow, I didn’t know about that, I’m glad none of the students got hurt.”

Starbucks frappucinos are sold in vending machines around campus. (Savannah Greenly | Valley Star)

The vanilla frappuccino drinks are still being sold on campus, including in all the vending machines around the school and the bookstore. The company said in a statement to ABC News that the drinks were being removed from the shelves across the country.

As of last week, Valley was still selling the drinks on campus and they also had boxes with the frappuccino drinks in the back of the bookstore. The impacted drinks were 13.7 ounces.

“We would have been told from the distribution center, “ said Robinson. “If there was an issue or complaint from the company [Starbucks], they would have stopped sending the drinks to us. The drinks in the boxes could have been in the back for a couple months now because we haven’t gotten anymore in a while.”


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