Kid’s Drink “Bug Juice” Recalled

Soft drinks also commonly referred to as pop, sodas, or just fizzy drinks, are flavored non-alcoholic drinks. Numerous studies throughout the years have showed that the consumption of soft drinks that are artificially sweetened, has been associated with a higher risk of stroke and dementia. It also poses a health risk to those who suffer from diabetes, obesity and other similar diseases as they are heavy in glucose and sugar. There’s always a health risk with drinking colas and artificially sweetened drinks.

A similar drink is “Bug Juice” made by “Bug Juice International, Inc”. The main demographic of this drink are school kids and is one of the most nationally sold children’s drink currently on the market. It comes in a range of flavors such as Dragon Berry, Bubble Gum Berry, Lady Bug Juice and Spider Juice. This drink is mainly consumed by children that are school going, in the form of a lunch juice or just along with their snacks.

But if you have little one’s at home then make sure to check your fridges tonight because the popular children’s drink is under recall. Bug juice has been recalled because the drinks might have plastic or metal shavings inside them.

These metal and plastic shavings pose a giant choking hazard to anyone who drinks it, especially if that person is your child. The shavings are virtually impossible to detect at a glance, no one really pays attention when they are drinking juice out of a bottle. The shavings can then lodge in the digestive pipe and choke the person, or when digested, can cause serious food poisoning.

The product company “Bug Juice International, Inc.” has stated that the recall deviations occurred in a co-pack facility that is not owned nor operated by the company itself. The drinks in question were being sold nationwide. The products recalled are bottles or cases marked with a case code that ends with a “C” and a bottle code ending with “OBC”. If you have these drinks then properly dispose them as soon as possible.

The recall for the drink has been done voluntarily by the company. So far an estimated amount of 46,406 cases have been included in the recall that were produced in back in February  2016 and distributed nationwide.

Although there aren’t any reports of illnesses that have been associated with the products to date but parents and children alike, are very concerned about the damages that already have been done.

Soft drinks themselves are a now considered to be unhealthy, especially to young kids still in growing age. Carbonated drinks can remove calcium from their body and often the sugar can lead to serious health problems. Heavy consumption of soft drinks can also result in the child feeling fatigued all the time, having trouble performing activities, not only physically but mentally as well.

The best way always is to help children develop healthy habits from an initial level, a real fruit drink is always better than an artificial one.