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Food Protection Home > Recalls and Advisories > 2007 Recalls > Soma Beverage Company LLC-Metromint Flavor Water Soma Beverage Company LLC-Metromint Flavor Water

From the information provided by FDA, the recalled products were distributed through retail establishments nationwide. Specific store distribution information is not available at this time. Consumers should contact their retailers to ask if they received the recalled product. Please conduct effectiveness checks during your routine visits and phone calls may be made to establishments to increase awareness of this recall in your jurisdiction. Additional information will be provided when available. In addition, if any recalled product is found, please notify Dan Gala at this office at 317-233-7360


Soma Beverage Company LLC., San Francisco, California

Soma Beverage recalls Metromint flavor water in 16.9 fluid ounce bottles. All flavors of Metromint with Best Before 2008/12/21 and produced at its California facility are affected by this recall, this includes peppermint, spearmint, orangemint, and lemonmint.

Soma Beverage of San Francisco, California is recalling all bottles of Metromint flavors Peppermint, Spearmint, Orangemint, and Lemonmint with Best Before 2008/12/21 and produced at its California facility because they may be contaminated with Bacillus cereus.

The products were distributed nationwide to grocery stores and sold on the Internet.

The products were packaged in plastic 16.9 ounce bottles. The Metromint recalled products were produced at the California Soma facility. The recalled products can be identified by the “Best Before” date found on the shoulder of the bottle. All Metromint recalled products (Peppermint, Spearmint, Orangemint, and Lemonmint) with “Best Before” dates before 2008/12/21, produced at the Californian facility, are affected by this recall. Products produced in the California facility have the lettering “KSA” in a rectangle located on the lower right-hand corner of the back panel on the label.

There have been no reported illnesses in California.

The symptoms of B. cereus diarrheal type food poisoning usually include onset of watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and pain 6-15 hours after consumption of contaminated food. Nausea may accompany diarrhea, but vomiting rarely occurs. Symptoms persist for 24 hours in most instances. The vomiting type of food poisoning associated with B. cereus is characterized by nausea and vomiting within 30 minutes to 6 hours after consumption of contaminated foods. Duration of symptoms is generally less than 24 hours. Infants, children and pregnant women are susceptible to dehydration resulting from diarrhea.

Consumers in possession of the recalled product should discard it or return it to the point of purchase. Individuals who think they may have become ill from eating these products should contact their health care provider for evaluation.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1- 415– 979 - 0781 Ext. 101