Sept. 14, 2022 -- PepsiCo Inc. has recalled a prepackaged Starbucks coffee energy drink because it could be contaminated with “foreign materials” or metal fragments.

The recall affects 221 cases of Starbucks Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot Energy Coffee Beverage. It’s promoted for delivering caffeine, French vanilla flavor and cream, and to be served cold or on ice.

Each case contains 12 cans of the 15-ounce drinks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported in its announcement on its website Sept. 8. The recall began Aug. 15.

The recalled cans were sold in stores in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

The Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot beverage recall isn't directly tied to Starbucks restaurants, NBC’s “Today” reported this week.

“Today” also shared that other metal-related recalls have occurred recently.

  • Last week, D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc., concerned about metal contamination recalled Market Pantry White Fudge Animal Cookies sold at Target.
  • In May, Mars Wrigley recalled some candy brands after finding little pieces of metal in the products.
  • Minute Made last year recalled some juices “over concerns that they might contain metal bolts or washers.”

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