Some of your favorite drinks that you enjoyed growing up are being recalled right before Thanksgiving. Select Country Time Lemonade, Kool-Aid, Tang and Arizona Tea powdered drink mixes have been recalled due to the possible presence of very small pieces of metal or glass.
The third-largest food and beverage company in North America, Kraft Heinz, is voluntarily recalling the products because the foreign material may have been introduced to the product during production.
Earlier this month, Costco posted a recall announcement on it’s website regarding Kool-Aid Tropical Punch Mix sold in its warehouses. Now, we’re learning of additional impacted items sold at other top supermarkets like Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club and other stores.
There are multiple products and package sizes included in the recall. See the list of specific products and sizes at FDA.gov.
Following is the information from the recall notice on the FDA website.
“Select code dates of Country Time Lemonade, Tang, Arizona Tea powdered beverages and limited Kool- Aid powdered beverages with “Best When Used By” dates between May 10, 2023 and November 1, 2023 are being voluntarily recalled in the U.S. due to the potential presence of foreign material, specifically very small pieces of metal or glass, that may have been introduced during production.
Additionally, select code dates of Country Time Lemonade with “Best When Used By” date of September 15, 2023 and select Tang powdered beverages with “Best When Used By” dates of August 20-21, 2023 are being voluntarily recalled in Canada for the same issue.
The issue was first discovered during an internal review at the manufacturing facility. The Company is actively working with retail partners and distributors to remove potentially impacted product from circulation.
Consumers who purchased these items, listed below, should not consume the product and can either return it to the store where it was purchased, or discard it. Consumers can contact Kraft Heinz from 9 am-6 pm Eastern Standard Time, Monday- Friday at the below phone numbers to see if a product they purchased is part of the voluntary recall and to receive reimbursement:
U.S. Consumer Relations at 1-855-713-9237 Canada Consumer Relations at 1-855-268-1775
No other sizes, varieties or code dates of Country Time Lemonade, Kool-Aid, Arizona Tea, Tang or other powdered beverages, ready-to-drink beverages or Kraft Heinz products are included in this recall.”