October 5, 2001Minute Maid Recalls Three Types of Juice
Paw Paw, MI (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Minute Maid is
Minute Maid 100%
Pure Apple Juice From Concentrate with Added Calcium and Vitamin C, Minute
Maid 100% Juice Mixed Berry and Hi-C Orange Lavaburst.
This is the first public notice of
recall issued by the FDA.
RECALL NUMBER, PRODUCT
F-579-1 Minute Maid 100% Pure Apple Juice From Concentrate with Added
Calcium and Vitamin C, 6.75 fl. oz. (200 ml) box F-580-1 Minute Maid 100%
Juice Mixed Berry, 6.75 fl. oz. (200 ml) box F-581-1 Hi-C Orange Lavaburst,
6.75 fl. oz. (200 ml) box The products were packaged 10 boxes per pack, 4
packs to a case.
Apple: MAR2102TF XX:XX
Berry: NOV2101TF XX:XX
Hi-C: JAN2002TF XX:XX
The codes appear on the top of the jucie box in a a block marked "BEST IF
USED BY". The codes represent the Expiration Date (MAr2102), plant and line
code (TF) and military time (XX:XX).
The products may be spoiled.
Minute Maid Paw Paw, MI
The Minute Maid Company, A Division of Coca Cola Houston, TX, on 6/22/01
sent a recall letter began by an internal and external letter to all
consignees of the Apple Juice (the only product implicated at that time)
informing them of the retrieval action due to the product not meeting "high
quality standards". On June 26, via letters, the retrieval was expanded to
include the Berry and Hi-C product due to the firm investigation findings.
FIRM INITIATED RECALL:
AL, AR, CO, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NC, ND, NE, OH, PA,
SD, VA, WI, TN.
Apple: 12,710 cases; Mixed Berry: 6,751 cases; Hi-C: 9,050 cases.