December 21, 2001Mistic Brands Has Recalled Clear
White Plains, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Mistic Brands, Inc.
clear sparkling sodas because they have the potential to be contaminated
with ammonia. At elevated concentrations, ammonia causes a burning sensation
in the throat and gastritis. Ingestion of large doses of ammonia could also
lead to nausea, vomiting, thirst, headache and acidosis.
The products affected bear the plant code CT571 on the bottle. This code
usually appears on the widest part of the bottle at the base of the taper.
This recall only affects the following flavors and package sizes:
16oz. Mistic Sparkling - blue glass bottle
Flavors: Lime Kiwi, Mango Passion, Peach, Raspberry Boysenberry, and Wild
Cherry 16oz. Mistic Sparkling - Zero Calorie clear glass bottle
Flavors: Lime Kiwi, Raspberry Boysenberry and Wild Cherry
These Mistic sparkling sodas have been distributed in the following states:
New York, Connecticut, northern and central New Jersey and Pennsylvania
This voluntary recall is the result of Mistic testing of product produced by
a third party bottler, Hillside Bottling in Hillside, NJ. Mistic has ceased
production and distribution of these products at this location and is
continuing its investigation as to what caused the problem. To date, there
have been no reported illnesses.
Mistic is instructing all retailers that sell these products to remove them
from their shelves. Customers who have purchased these beverages with the
above-mentioned code should return them to the store where purchased for a
Consumers with questions may contact the Company at 1 800 764-7842.
At Mistic, our top priorities are to protect the health and safety of our
consumers and to preserve the integrity of our products.