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June 27, 2000

Caffeine Free Dr. Pepper and Diet Dr. Pepper Recalled

Plano, TX (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. is conducting a recall of certain Caffeine Free Dr. Pepper, both regular and diet, because the product contains 55 mg sodium but lists 0 mg sodium on the label.

The affected products are:

1) Caffeine Free Diet Dr. Pepper
a) labeled as "CANNED BY GULF STATE CANNERS, INC., CLINTON, MISSISSIPPI" bearing the following "sell by" dates: MAY0800, MAY1500, MAY2200, JUN0500, JUN1900, JUN2600
b) labeled as "CANNED BY BATON ROUGE COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO., BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA" bearing the following "sell by" dates MAY0100, MAY1500, MAY2900, JUN1200,JUN2600

2) Caffeine Free Dr. Pepper labeled as "CANNED BY BATON ROUGE COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO., BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA" bearing the following "sell by" dates: NOV2000, DEC1100, DEC1800.

According to FDA, 6,890 6-packs and 33,040 12-packs  were distributed in Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee.

This Class III recall was initiated by the company, by telephone on April 7, 2000, followed by letter dated April 13, 2000.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.  The FDA has stated that the company has completed all required recall procedures.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
Recall #F-571/572-0

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 27, 2000.

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