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If you’re a fan of the bottled Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino drinks for sale at grocery and convenience stores, look out — there’s been a recall because there might be an unwanted additive: glass.
On Feb. 14, the FDA issued a voluntary recall of the Starbucks Frappuccino Vanilla bottles, urging anyone who’s purchased the affected products to stop using them immediately and to contact the manufacturer for a refund.
Now, this has nothing to do with drinks served by baristas in Starbucks stores, nor does it affect ALL of the bottled Starbucks drinks. We’ll tell you what’s going on.
Check your Vanilla Starbucks Frappuccino; it may be part of a recall.
If you have any Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccinos in your possession, check the bottles to see if they match the specific criteria of the recalled products. The product comes in a case of 12 bottles, and 302,000 bottles — 25,200 cases — were affected by the recall.
Here’s the criteria:
- Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino
- 13.7-ounce bottles
- Expiration dates of March 8, 2023, May 29, 2023, June 4, 2023, and June 10, 2023
- UPC code of 0 12000-81331 3
If you have the product, don’t drink it — and get a refund.
The FDA’s Starbucks Frappuccino recall is a “Class II“, which means exposure to the recalled product could have some minor, short-term health consequences. The FDA says there’s little chance of serious consequences. But still, you don’t want to drink glass, do you?
If you bought an affected Starbucks Frappuccino Vanilla product, you can return it to the retailer where you bought it for a full refund. You can also contact the manufacturer, PepsiCo, to get a refund at 1-800-433-2652, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.
This comes on the heels of two other Starbucks-related recalls.
In December 2022, PepsiCo went through a Starbucks Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot recall in seven states due to possible metal contamination. And before that, Starbucks cafes had their own recall due to people getting sick after eating their Chicken, Maple Butter, and Egg sandwich.
Since you’re already in recall awareness mode, you should check out all of our food recalls, listed conveniently for you to browse.