According to a report by Food Safety News, Del Monte Bubble Fruit – Tropical Mixed Fruit Cup Snacks were subject to a recall earlier this month. The recall was issued due to the possible presence of sharp metal fragments inside.
Consumers of the product, which is sold as a snack for children or lunches on the go, should read the recall carefully to be sure they’re not eating something dangerous. The report added that there may be “potential metal fragments approximately 2-3 millimeters in size” within the cups.
Del Monte is recalling just one lot of fruit cups this month – Bubble Fruit -Tropical Mixed Fruit Cup Snacks. The units that were sold with the UPC number 24000 25236, and the recalled lot code is 130901. For reference, the recall number is F-0851-2022.
These specific fruit cups were distributed widely and company confirmed that they were sold in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.
These are the 3.5-ounce cups that are sealed with slices of mixed fruit inside along with sweetened fruit juice and popping boba. They are typically sold in packs of four or in larger cartons that contain six four-packs.
Public health officials are concerned about this recall because the fruit cups have a long shelf life. This lot has a “best if used by” date of Jan. 30, 2023 printed on each cup.
It would be wise to check your pantry to ensure that you do not already have the cups on your shelves.
To date, there have been no injuries or illnesses reported in association with this recall.
Customers who believe they may have eaten one of the recalled fruit cups should keep an eye out for any unusual digestive symptoms to report.
Those who have the recalled products in their possession can return them to the point of purchase for a full refund. For any other questions, call Del Monte Foods at 1-800-543-3090.