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February 23, 2000

Coca Cola Bottling Recalls Fresca Soda Pop

Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Coca Cola Bottling is recalling certain 12-ounce cans of Fresca, soda pop because it contains undeclared acesulfame potassium (a sweetening agent).

According to FDA, over 24,000 cases (24 packages per case) were distributed in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, California and Nevada.

The packages, distributed in California and Nevada, bear the Optimum taste date codes of JAN3100DD, FEB2100DD and MAR0600DD.

The packages distributed in the other states bear the codes of FEB.2800 CCC and APR.0300 CCB.  This is also considered a Class III recall and was initiated by Coca Cola by letter on January 21, 2000.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.  This recall is considered ongoing by the FDA.

This Class III recall was initiated by Coca Cola by telephone, followed by visit and letter on November 11, 1999.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.  The FDA considers the recall of these codes to be complete.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #F-109/110

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers February 23, 2000.

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