More than 300,000 frappuccino drinks at Starbucks were recalled because of glass in the bottles.
By Kevin Khachatryan, Staff Writer
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.”
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.”