Craisins Recall Issued Due to Risk of Small Metal Fragments

A recall has been issued for certain lots of Ocean Spray Craisins Dried Cranberries due to a risk that they may contain small, hair-like metal fragments. 

The Craisins recall was announced on November 25, the day after Thanksgiving, by the FDA and Ocean Spray. According to the company, there is a risk that fragments of metal have contaminated some 5-ounce, 10-ounce and 48-ounce Craisins packages.

Ocean Spray claims that the fragments are unlikely to cause consumer injury, and says it is issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution. There have been no reports of injuries or complaints linked to the recalled Craisins.

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Certain packages of Ocean Spray Original Flavor Craisins Dried Cranberries are affected by the recall, including 5 oz packages with UPC 00293-000 and Best By Date of Oct 27 2012 M; 10 oz packages with UPC 29456-000 and 29464-000 and Best By Dates of Oct 27 2012 M, Oct 28 2012 M, Oct 29 2012M; 48 oz packages with UPC 00678-318 and Best By Dates of Oct 27 2012 M, Oct 28 2012 M, Nov 3 2012 M, Nov 4 2012 M, Nov 5 2012 M, Nov 6 2012 M, Nov 7 2012 M, Nov 10 2012 M, Nov 11 2012 M; and 10 lb bulk ingredient & foodservice with UPC 03477-000 and Best By Dates of 30 Oct 2013 M, 31 Oct 2013 M, 1 Nov 2013 M, 5 Nov 2013 M.

Consumers have been urged to save the UPC label and best by dates and destroy the affected products. Consumers can contact the Ocean Spray Consumer Hotline at (800) 662-3263 for a coupon replacement.

This is the second major food recall this year due to metal fragment contamination. In September, Imperial Sysco announced a pureed pork recall after it was discovered that parts of a broken machine may have contaminated about 5,550 pounds of meat shipped to institutional facilities in several states. At least two people reported finding metal fragments in their food.


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