Coca-Cola has issued a recall on a limited number of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar multipacks with Christmas cardboard. Some packs have been wrongly boxed and may contain Coca-Cola Original taste.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued a risk statement regarding the recall.
This explained that there is a “potential risk to consumers who need to manage their sugar intake”.
The FSA stated: “Coca-Cola is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product.
“These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.”
The point of sale notice reads: “A small number of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar 24 x 330ml multipacks with Christmas cardboard could contain cans of Coca-Cola Original Taste.”
However, it did explain that the “quality of the drink itself is not affected”.
“If you open one of these Coca-Cola Zero Sugar multipacks and find they contain cans of Coca-Cola Original Taste, please call a member of our team on 0800 22 77 11 who will be able to help.
“Our lines are open Monday to Friday 9-5pm. The Coca-Cola Zero Sugar multipacks impacted by this production error carry Best Before End dates of October 31, 2023 or November 30, 2023.”
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Coca-Cola assured customers that no other products are affected by this issue, and apologised that a small number of their products have not met their “required standards”.
The FSA offered some advice to customers in light of this recent recall.
It stated: “If you have bought the above product and need to manage your sugar intake, please do not drink it.
“Instead, contact Coca-Cola on 0800 22 77 11 and they will arrange for you to receive a replacement product.”
Food and drink recalls are not too common, but must be taken seriously when they are issued.
The FSA explained: “If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product).
“The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food.
“In some cases, a ‘Food Alert for Action’ is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.”