Disclaimer: Cover photo used for illustrative purposes only and does not depict the products affected by the recall.
If you rely on energy drinks for your daily pick me up, you'll want to take note of this warning. One of Monster Energy's drinks has been recalled in Canada due to pieces of glass that could possibly be in the beverages. The recall was announced by Monster themselves last night.
Right now, the recall affects only one kind of Monster Energy beverage. That is the Caffé Monster Salted Caramel Energy Drink. Specifically, products with the following Best Before dates are affected:
- JA2120 BF A
- JA2120 BF B
- JA2220 BF A
- JA2220 BF B
This particular beverage is coffee based, sweet and salty drink with added energy and caffeine from Monster. While it's the only one in Monster's lineup affected by the recall right now, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is currently investigating.
The CFIA states that their investigation may lead to the recall of other products by Monster. If this happens they will announce the updated recall on their online inspections page. They also are investigating to ensure that all stores and vendors have removed the affected product from their marketplace.
Since the investigation is still ongoing it's not yet clear what exactly led to the possibility of glass in these beverages, but the CFIA is warning Canadians not to consume these drinks.
If you have these drinks at home, the CFIA advises that you don't drink them and dispose of them immediately. They also suggest calling Monster's customer service line at 1-855-488-1212.
Fortunately, at this point in time, there have been no illnesses associated with this recall which is good news because accidentally drinking pieces glass could obviously be detrimental to your health.
Some of the risks of swallowing a non-food object such as glass are that it could get lodged in your esophagus, causing you to choke or requiring a visit to the hospital to have it removed. In the case of glass could potentially cut your gastrointestinal tract, causing internal bleeding or infections.
Canadians are encouraged to follow the CFIA on Twitter and sign up for email notifications to be made aware of any food recalls in the country.