Following an April 17 recall for butter over Listeria concerns, Ocean Spray Cranberries has recalled some of its juice drinks because it may contain sulfites – a food preservative that can cause allergic reactions.

The recall affects 5.5-ounce cans of Pink Lite Cranberry Juice Drink that were packaged in boxes containing six cans. The juice has a lot number of MH0030LPK4 and a pack case UPC of 03120003782 4. The can UPC code is 03120003682 7 and the best before date is 24JAN21. GTIN case numbers are 0003120023682 1 and 0003120024682 0. Labels of the recalled juice can be viewed here.

The affected juice was sold at retail supermarkets, retail wholesalers, and online retailers and was distributed from Feb. 21 to April 16.

Consumers that purchased the affected juice can take a picture of the best before date code on the bottom of the can and then destroy the product. The picture of the code should be sent to for a coupon replacement.

Questions about the recall can be directed to the Ocean Spray Consumer Hotline at 1-800-662-3263, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or via email at For those individuals that can not send the picture code via email, Ocean Spray said to contact its hotline for an alternate method to submit the photo.

According to Ocean Spray, the sulfites were erroneously added by the contract manufacturer and discovered through customer complaints of an “off” odor in the juice. Food safety analysis identified that sulfites were added to the product and not declared on the label. Sulfites are not a part of the juice formula, Ocean Spray said.

The company has not received any reports of illnesses from the recalled juice and called the error an “isolated incident.” No other Ocean Spray products are affected by the recall.

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