Around 2,000 cases of soda from facilities, including the Coca-Cola Facility in Valparaiso, have been recalled by the Coca-Cola Company.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the cases were potentially affected by ‘foreign material.’ The recall affected 48 stores in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.
The company, which issued the recall on November 6th, says the recall is complete and that the recall was voluntary. Their public affairs team did not release any identifying information about the sodas to determine which packs of soda needed to be turned back in.
12-packs of 12-ounce cans were affected by the recall. The company has recalled 1,557 cases of Sprite, 417 cases of Diet Coke, and 14 cases of Fanta Orange.
Mid Bay News has sent follow-up requests for information about the symptoms people should be on the lookout for should they ingest the soda. We will update this story if they answer those questions.
The recall was classified as a Class II recall by the FDA. That 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,” according to their website. A Class III recall is when “use of, or exposure to, a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.” Class I recalls occur when there is, “a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”
Other cities in the south that were affected by the recall are Robertsdale and Mobile, Alabama, and Gulfport and Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Coca-Cola did not indicate whether or not anyone had fallen ill due to the sodas that were recalled. We’ve requested that information as well.