A soda company has recalled several drinks sold in New York. Officials say they may cause cancer.

According to the FDA, Charles Boggini Company has recalled the following drinks:

  • Pink Lemonade (28 gallons)
  • Cola Flavoring Base (2,723 gallons)
  • Yellow Lemonade (112 gallons)
  • Yellow Lemonade X (112 gallons)

Soda Shipped To New York Recalled

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All of the recalled products were sold in 1 or 5-gallon forms.

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The drinks are shipped to locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Missouri, Illinois, Nevada and California.

Reason For Recall:

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According to the FDA, the Pink Lemonade contains "undeclared FD&C Red No. 40." The cola contains "undeclared sulfites" while the yellow lemonade comes with "undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5."

FD&C Red No. 40 is a red dye that has been linked to cancer, migraines, allergies, and mental health defects, according to the New York Post. 

FD&C Yellow No. 5 can lead to allergic reactions to people with asthma or a low tolerance to aspirin.

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The red and yellow chemicals contain benzidene which can increase your risk of cancer, the Daily Mail reports. 

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Sulfites have been linked to digestive issues, skin reactions and respiratory problems.

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Class II or Class II Health Hazards

The FDA classifies the pink lemonade and cola as "Class II" health hazards, while the yellow lemonade is a "Class III" recall.

Class I recalls are the most severe. According to the FDA, a Class II recall is:

a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.

While a Class III recall is:

a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.

 

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