Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Recall Affects Over 300,000 Bottles

The U.S. FDA says that glass was found inside some 13.7-ounce bottled drinks.

February 21, 2023

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—PepsiCo voluntarily recalled 25,200 cases of Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Drinks sold at retailers nationwide, the FDA said in a notice. The cause was possible contamination with glass.

Each case includes 12 of the 13.7-ounce drinks, totaling over 300,000 bottles being recalled. 

The products have UPC number 0 12000-81331 3. Expiration dates are March 8, May 29, June 4 and June 10. 

The ongoing Class II recall of the vanilla Frappuccino drink was first initiated on January 28.

PepsiCo Inc. produces the drink through the North American Coffee Partnership, a joint venture between Starbucks and PepsiCo created in 1994. 

PepsiCo issued a statement to that read in part: “The impacted products … were distributed across the United States. The removal of these products from the marketplace is currently underway. The products are not sold at Starbucks retail locations. The North American Coffee Partnership is committed to a high level of quality in the products we serve. … If a consumer has purchased a product and has questions or concerns, they can call Consumer Relations at 1-800-211-8307.”

In 2021, PepsiCo recalled more than 250,000 cases of Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso drinks because of a defective seal. In August of 2022, PepsiCo issued a recall in seven states for Starbucks Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot drinks due to possible contamination with metal fragments.

In August, PepsiCo invested $550 million in energy drink maker Celsius in a move that allowed Celsius to enter more independent retailers, including c-stores.