Recalls

Ocean Spray recalls tainted dried cranberries

This holiday season, you may want to check your list for Ocean Spray Craisins. The sweetened, dried cranberries are being recalled by the manufacturer because they may contain very small hair-like metal fragments. Ocean Spray says even though the fragments are unlikely to cause injury and no consumer complaints have been made, the company issued the voluntary recall as a precautionary measure.

The recall involves 5-ounce, 10-ounce, and 48-ounce packages as well as bulk sweetened dried cranberries in 10-pound packages with “best by” dates ranging from Oct. 27, 2012 to Nov. 11, 2012.

The following Ocean Spray Original Flavor Craisins® Dried Cranberries are part of this recall:

5 oz Craisins® UPC: 00293-000
Best By Dates (ONLY THESE DATES FOLLOWED BY THE LETTER “M” ARE AFFECTED):
Oct 27 2012 M

10 oz Craisins® UPC: 29456-000 and 29464-000
Best By Dates (ONLY THESE DATES FOLLOWED BY THE LETTER “M” ARE AFFECTED):
Oct 27 2012 M
Oct 28 2012 M
Oct 29 2012 M

48 oz Craisins® UPC: 00678-318
Best By Dates (ONLY THESE DATES FOLLOWED BY THE LETTER “M” ARE AFFECTED):
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

10 lb bulk ingredient & foodservice UPC: 03477-000
Best By Dates (ONLY THESE DATES FOLLOWED BY THE LETTER “M” ARE AFFECTED):
30 Oct 2013 M
31 Oct 2013 M
1 Nov 2013 M
5 Nov 2013 M

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy the product, save the UPC label and best-by date and contact the Ocean Spray Consumer Hotline at 1-800-662-3263 for a coupon replacement.

Sources:
FDA
Ocean Spray