Warning: Some sugar-free ginger ale is loaded with sugar


PepsiCo has issued a recall for a limited amount of Schweppes Zero Sugar, Caffeine Free Ginger Ale

Mislabeled products can pose a danger to some consumers if the ingredients aren’t what they are supposed to be. 

PepsiCo provided a case in point last week when it issued a voluntary recall for a limited quantity – 322 cases – of its Schweppes Zero Sugar, Caffeine Free Ginger Ale. It turns out the beverages in those cases contain full sugar.

That could be critically important to people with medical conditions, such as diabetes, that require them to avoid sugar. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun an investigation. So far, the agency said it is unaware of any adverse health reactions to the mislabeled beverage.

The recalled cases contain 7.5-ounce cans of Schweppes Zero Sugar Ginger Ale Caffeine Free with the following codes that can be found on the products: May 20 24 MAY20240520VS02164 - MAY20240550VS02164. 

The cases were shipped to retail locations in only three states: Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

If you’re buying the product in those states, PepsiCo suggests consumers check the labels closely. The company said it is not clear whether all of the items have been removed from supermarket shelves.

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