Cartons of Tropicana fruit juice are being recalled by major supermarkets over fears they are ‘fermenting’ and going off early.
PepsiCo – makers of Tropicana Trop 50 Multivitamins Juice – are recalling one litre bottles of the juice marked with a best before date of October 14.
According to the makers this particular batch is being recalled from shelves as a "precautionary" measure "due to fermentation" which will cause it to "spoil".
Fermentation is a process whereby sugar is broken down producing alcohol, gasses, and acid – normally used to make beer cider and wine.
According to the Food Standards Agency and PepsiCo – who also own brands like Pepsi, Walkers and Copella – there is no health risks to consumers but the product will taste off.
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The advice said: "Bottles may appear bloated, sediment may be present, or the juice may appear fizzy. The flavour of the product is also likely to be noticeably impacted."
PepsiCo wrote in a recall notice: "We are aware that one batch of Tropicana Trop50 Multivitamins 1ltr bottles may be naturally fermenting, which could cause the product to spoil.
"As this batch does not meet the high standards of quality and taste we expect from Tropicana products we are taking the precautionary measure of recalling the product."
Affected bottles have the best before code starting 14/10/18 CHO. Anyone with one of these bottles is asked to either call the company’s customer care line on 0800 274777 or return it to the store it was bought from for a full refund.
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