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February 8, 2000

Minute Maid Company "Voluntarily Retrieves" One Lot of Hi-C Orange Fruit Drink Boxes due to 'Sour Taste'

Houston, TX (SafetyAlerts) - The Minute Maid Company has announced they are "voluntarily recovering" one lot of Hi-C Orange Fruit Drink Boxes because of 6 customers reporting the product had a sour or off taste.

According to Ray Crockett, a spokesman for the company, "There is no safety or health issue associated with this action.  The lot simply does not conform with the high standards set by Minute Maid"

The Hi-C Orange drink in question was sold in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina and bears the "Sell By" dates of August 16, 2000 and August 17, 2000.

Allegations have been made by the Teamsters Union, which is currently on strike at the Cutrale Plant in Auburndale, FL.   Allegations made by the union include unclean conditions and safety violations.   To view the release issued by the teamsters union click here.

"These allegations are false," said John Wolfe, a spokesperson for the  Cutrale Plant, "The teamsters are using this to try and get us back to the negotiating table."

The Minute Maid company has stated that they continue to receive high quality products from the plant.

Consumers who have the juice in question should contact Minute Maid at 1-888-884-8952 to receive a replacement.   Minute Maid requests consumers have the box handy because additional information may be necessary to identify the product in question.

 
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