Craisins recalled over metal fragment concerns


Ocean Spray announced Saturday it has voluntarily recalled certain production lots of its "Original Flavor Craisins Dried Cranberries" product in 5-, 10- and 48-ounce packages as well as bulk sweetened dried cranberries in 10-pound packages due to the possible presence of very small, hair-like metal fragments that are unlikely to cause consumer injury, according to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Massachusetts company has not received any reports of consumer complaints relating to this recall, the FDA said in a press release.

No other Ocean Spray brand products are affected.

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

Five-ounce Craisins, UPC: 00293-000 with "Best By" date of Oct. 27, 2012 -- followed by the letter M.

10-ounce Craisins, UPC: 29456-000 and 29464-000, with "Best By" dates of Oct. 27, 28 and 29, all of 2012 -- followed by the letter M.

48-ounce Craisins, UPC: 00678-318 and "Best By" dates of Oct. 27 and 28, Nov. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, all of 2012 -- followed by the letter M.

10-pound bulk ingredient and food service Craisins, UPC: 03477-000, with "Best By" dates of Oct. 30, 32 and Nov. 1 and 5 of 2013 -- followed by the letter 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.


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