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Cott recalls isotonic orange drink

Cott Beverages is recalling one batch of Emerge Isotonic Orange Flavour Sports Drink. The batch may be contaminated with small pieces of plastic. If you've bought the product, do not drink it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.


The product being recalled is:

  • Emerge Isotonic Orange Flavour Sports Drink, 500ml bottle
  • Best before: December 2012

Cott Beverages is recalling the affected product from consumers. Customer notices are being displayed in stores, explaining why the product has been recalled. If you've bought the affected product, do not drink it. You can return it to Cott for a full refund or replacement at Customer Care, Cott Beverages Ltd, Kegworth, FREEPOST DY691, Derbyshire.

No other Cott Beverages products are known to be affected.

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