Ocean Spray recalls Pink Light Cranberry Juice

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. is recalling a single production lot of 5.5 ounce cans of Pink Lite Cranberry Juice Drink because it may contain undeclared sulfites, which were erroneously added by a contract manufacturer, according to a news release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

According to the USDA, sulfites are a common preservative added to many food products; however, consumers who have sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of allergic reactions if consumed. Most people will not experience any effect if they consume this ingredient. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The cans of Pink Lite Cranberry Juice Drink were distributed to retail supermarkets, retail wholesalers and online retailers. The single lot of product in question is sold in boxes containing six 5.5 ounce cans and will have any of the following code information:

Lot: MH0030LPK4

Pack Case UPC: 03120003782 4

Can UPC: 03120003682 7

GTIN Case 0003120023682 1

GTIN Case 0003120024682 0

Best Before Date: 24JAN21

Dates of Distribution: Feb. 21 through April 16

The recall was initiated after the contract manufacturer revealed their error, subsequent to a root cause investigation of consumer complaints regarding an “off” odor in the identified lot.

Analysis by the food safety and quality personnel revealed that sulfites were added to the identified lot of product erroneously by a contract manufacturer.

By Patricia Older

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