Starbucks Espresso Recalled After Metal Fragments Detected in Product


There’s nothing quite like that first sip of coffee in the morning to get you up and moving. However, Starbucks lovers need to be aware of a recent recall. If you aren’t careful, you might end up getting shards of metal in that morning sip of coffee.

Read on for more information regarding the latest recall from Starbucks, which products are affected, and what you need to do if you’ve purchased any Starbucks coffee recently. 

What Is Recalled?

Notably, this recall doesn’t affect beverages sold within Starbucks stores and prepared by baristas. The recalled drinks are Starbucks Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot beverages, the kind you see sold in gas stations and convenience stores in glass bottles. Notably, the recall covers beverages distributed in a surprisingly large number of states, including Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The Food and Drug Administration formally announced the recall on September 8, which is covered under recall number F-1724-2022. The affected drinks might have been contaminated with metal fragments. This could be particularly dangerous for people who are sleepy and in need of morning coffee – they might not notice the metal in the beverage and could cut their mouth, tongue, or gums with the foreign material. In a worst-case scenario, they could even ingest the metal and receive injuries to their internal organs. 

What Should You Do?

If you’ve purchased any Starbucks Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot beverages from stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, or Texas, discontinue consumption of beverages and return them to their place of purchase for a refund. If you can’t return them, empty their contents in a safe location and dispose of the bottles before anyone drinks the contaminated coffee.

The recall covers some 221 cases of Starbucks beverages. If you see any Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot beverages being sold in stores in any of the aforementioned states, it’s best to avoid them altogether until the recall has run its course. Stores have been instructed to remove any affected products from shelves, but there’s no guarantee that the store you’re visiting has already complied with this recall order.

Notably, even if you can’t see any metal in the beverage, there’s still a chance it’s contaminated. The metals can make people sick just by drinking contaminated coffee, so be careful to avoid the recalled drinks until stores have had a chance to pull all affected Starbucks beverages out of circulation.