Matt Case - June 9th, 2024 - 11:20am PDT 

    FDA Recalls 28 Beverages Over Contamination Concerns in 2024

    The FDA has recalled 28 beverages so far in 2024, The Daily Mail reported.

    Most of the recalls were due to undisclosed drugs, bacteria, or harmful chemicals found in the products. Among the recalled drinks is Himalayan Pain Relief Tea, which failed to disclose an anti-inflammatory medication ingredient on its label. Martinelli’s Apple Juice was found to contain arsenic, a toxic metal linked to increased risks of bladder and skin cancer.

    Approximately 1.9 million bottles of Fiji Water, produced by Natural Waters of Viti Limited, were recalled after the discovery of three types of bacteria and excessive levels of manganese, which in high amounts can cause brain damage. Additionally, four beverages from Charles Boggini Company—Pink LemonadeYellow LemonadeYellow Lemonade X, and Cola Flavoring Base—were recalled due to undisclosed food dyes associated with cancer risk.

    Dr. Darin Detwiler, a former FDA and USDA advisor and food safety expert at Northeastern University in Boston, commented on the situation. "There are a lot of drinks that have been scrutinized of late and a lot of it has to do with labeling and undeclared ingredients," he told The Daily Mail. He noted that the FDA faces mounting pressure to tighten regulations on food and beverage companies.

    Here’s a list of some of the beverages recalled so far this year:

    • 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
    • Crecelac Powdered Goat Milk Infant Formula
    • Mt. Capra Goat Milk Formula Recipe Kit

    The ongoing recalls highlight the critical need for rigorous testing and accurate labeling to ensure consumer safety.