Think Before You Drink

The FDA has recalled 28 beverages. Full List inside!


6/13/20242 min read

Think Before You Drink
Think Before You Drink

Think Before You Drink

The FDA has recalled 28 beverages so far in 2024, according to The Daily Mail. The majority of these drinks were pulled from the market due to containing drugs, bacteria, or harmful chemicals that were not disclosed by the manufacture.

Recalled Beverages and Their Issues:

- Himalayan Pain Relief Tea:

This tea was recalled for not disclosing an anti-inflammatory medication ingredient on its label.

- Martinelli’s Apple Juice:

Found to contain arsenic, a toxic metal that may increase the risk of bladder and skin cancer.

- Fiji Water by Natural Waters of Viti Limited:

Around 1.9 million bottles were recalled after three types of bacteria and the mineral manganese were found in the water. High amounts of manganese can cause brain damage.

- Charles Boggini Company’s Drinks:

Four drinks, including Pink Lemonade, Yellow Lemonade, Yellow Lemonade X, and Cola Flavoring Base, were recalled due to undisclosed food dyes linked to cancer risk. The dyes, Red40 and Yellow 5, contain benzidine, a carcinogen.

- Cola Flavoring Base:

Also recalled for containing undeclared sulfites, which can cause allergic reactions, digestive issues, and asthma in sensitive individuals.

Expert Insights:

Dr. Detwiler, a former FDA and USDA advisor and food safety expert at Northeastern University in Boston, pointed out that drinks are sometimes sold to the public before undergoing proper checks. He emphasized that there has been increased scrutiny on labeling and undeclared ingredients in beverages recently.

FDA and Public Safety:

The FDA is under pressure to enforce stricter regulations on food and beverage companies to ensure consumer safety.

List of Recalled Beverages:

- Schweppes Zero Sugar Ginger Ale

- PepsiCo’s Mug Root Beer

- Martinelli’s Apple Juice

- Natural Waters of Viti Limited’s Fiji Water

- Charles Boggini Company’s Cola Flavoring Base

- Charles Boggini Company’s Pink Lemonade

- Charles Boggini Company’s Yellow Lemonade

- Charles Boggini Company’s Yellow Lemonade X

- The Wiedemann Company’s Tapee Tea

- Rise Brewing Organic Original Oat Milk

- Rise Brewing Organic Vanilla Oat Milk

- Nordic Naturals Baby’s Vitamin D3 Liquid

- Barsotti Organic Carrot Juice

- Trader Joe’s 100% Juice Organic Carrot Juice

- Powerade Zero Mixed Berry

- Powerade Zero Fruit Punch

- Powerade Mountain Berry Blast

- Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water

- Enfamil Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Powder

- House of Coffee Beans bags

- Longreen Reishi Coffee

- Longreen Cordyceps Coffee

- Xlim Express Coffee

- Yogi Echinacea Immune Support Tea

- Sammy’s Milk Goat Milk Toddler Formula

- Enfamil Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Powder (listed twice)

- Crecelac Powdered Goat Milk Infant Formula

- Mt.Capra Goat Milk Formula Recipe Kit

Please stay informed and cautious about the beverages you consume to ensure they are safe and free from harmful substances.