This Recalled Starbucks Drink Might Have Glass In It

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PepsiCo has voluntarily recalled more than 300,000 bottles of Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino for potentially containing glass pieces inside. The company says bottles that may contain glass fragments have been distributed nationwide, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s notice.

Which Starbucks bottles have been recalled?

The product is the 13.7-ounce Starbucks Frappuccino Vanilla Chilled Coffee Drink. There are 25,200 cases affected by this recall, each containing 12 glass bottles, which were distributed by PepsiCo all over the country. The affected bottles have the following expiration dates:

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The UPC code on the bottle is 0 12000-81331 3.

This isn’t the first time Starbucks drinks have contained unwanted objects. Last September, PepsiCo recalled 221 cases of their Starbucks Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot drinks for potentially containing metal fragments in their cans.

PepsiCo told that the “removal of these products from the marketplace is currently underway. The products are not sold at Starbucks retail locations.According to NPR, the drinks are usually found in Target, Amazon, Walmart, and Safeway.

There is no mention if any injuries have been reported or how the glass was discovered in the notice. The FDA says the recall started on Jan. 28 and is still ongoing.

What to do if you have any recalled Starbucks Frappuccino?

There is no instruction so far from PepsiCo or the FDA on what to do with the recalled bottles, but if you have any of them, don’t drink them—at least until more information on the recalled products is made available.

If you have questions or concerns about this recall, you can reach Starbucks at 1-800-211-8307 for customer service support on all ready-to-drink items, or visit their website at

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