Small hair-like fragments were found in certain lots of Original Flavor Craisins Dried cranberries, triggering a voluntary recall, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. have announced. The affected produce comes in 5-ounce, 10-ounce and 48-ounce packages. The company emphasized that the hair-like metal fragments are extremely unlikely to cause any harm or injury to consumers, it added that this current recall is a precautionary measure.
Craisins are fresh cranberries that have been partially dehydrated, a process similar to making raisins from grapes. Craisins are popular for making salads, added to bread, cereals, or simply eaten on their own. The word craisin is a registered trademark of Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. Other manufacturers who make partially dried cranberries are not allowed to use the term "craisins" for their products.
The FDA and the makers of craisins say they have received no reports of consumer complaints.
Ocean Spray says it initiated this recall "out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of our consumers".
Certain 5-oz, 10-oz, and 48-oz Craisins® Code Dates Affected
Ocean Spray says that all other products not mentioned in this recall are fine to buy and consume.
The following products form part of this recall:
- 5 oz Craisins® UPC: 00293-000
Best buy dates followed by the letter "M" - Oct 27, 2012 M
- 10 oz Craisins® UPC: 29456-000 and 29464-000
Best buy dates followed by the letter "M" - Oct 27 2012 M, Oct 28 2012 m, Oct 29 2012 M
- 48 oz Craisins® UPC: 00678-318
Best buy dates followed by the letter "M" - Oct 27 2012 M, Oct 28 2012 M, Nov 3 2012 M, Nov 4 to 7 2012 M, Nov 10 & 11 2012 M
- 10 lb bulk ingredient & foodservice UPC: 03477-000
Best buy dates followed by the letter "M" - Oct 30 & 31 2013 M, Nov 1 to 5 2013 M
Written by Christian Nordqvist