11/28/2011 11:44 am ET | Updated Nov 28, 2011

Craisin Recall: Ocean Spray Dried Cranberries Yanked From Shelves Because Of Metal Fragment Contamination


Ocean Spray spokesman John Isaf wrote an email to HuffPost clarifiying the state of the recall. He said that most of the recalled product had been distributed in the Western states, rather than being equally distributed across the country, and noted that the "the pounds associated with the recall represent less than ¼ of 1% of the total pounds" of dried cranberries the company produces every year.

A batch of Ocean Spray's Craisin brand dried cranberries is being recalled across the country, in what a company representative told Medical News Today was "an abundance of caution."

The Craisins, packaged in 5-ounce, 10-ounce and 48-ounce packages and in 10-pound bulk containers, may contain small, hair-like fragments of metal, which the company has said do not pose a threat to consumer safety. So far, no injuries have been reported. Still, Ocean Spray is urging customers who've already bought the Craisins to destroy them and save the best-by date and UPC code, then contact Ocean Spray to receive a coupon that can be redeemed for a replacement package of Craisins.

Food Safety News has the full list of sell-by dates affected by the recall.

HuffPost Food's request for comment from Ocean Spray was not immediately returned; we'll let you know if any more details come in throughout the day.