Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco recalls bottles of Tropicana fruit juice because it is going off early
Litre bottles of Trop50 Multivitamins orange juice have been pulled from shelves after a batch was found to be "fermenting naturally"
BOTTLES of Tropicana have been pulled from shelves because they could be going off earlier than the use by date.
A batch of litre bottles of Trop50 Multivitamins was found to be naturally fermenting leaving the product to "spoil".
The drink is a "healthier" spin-off of the popular Florida orange juice and contains 50 per cent less sugar.
Fermentation is a natural process that converts sugar into acids, gasses or alcohols, used to make beer, apple cider and ginger ale.
Tests by the firm found that there are no food safety issues as a result of the fermentation so it shouldn't cause any health problems.
But it will make the juice taste sour and fizzy.
What batches have been affected?
THE brand behind Tropicana, PepsiCo, has warned that affected bottles have a best before the date of October 14 2018.
But you can also tell if your drink is fermenting naturally because the bottle will look bloated and swollen.
The juice will taste sour and fizzy and there may be a layer of sediment in the juice.
Customers who have bought a bottle are being advised not to drink it.
Instead, they should return it to where they bought it from in exchange for a full refund.
Bottles that have naturally fermented early will appear bloated and it may contain a layer of sediment in the liquid.
Affected batches have a best before the date of October 14 2018.
The drink is sold in Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Amazon Fresh and Ocado and costs between £1.50 and £2.50.
Customers who have bought the juice are being advised not to drink it and instead return it to the store from where you bought it in exchange for a full refund.
The company behind Tropicana, PepsiCo - who also own brands like Pepsi, Walkers and Copella - wrote in a recall notice: "We are aware that one batch of Tropicana Trop50 Multivitamins 1ltr bottles may be naturally fermenting, which could cause the product to spoil.
"As this batch does not meet the high standards of quality and taste we expect from Tropicana products we are taking the precautionary measure of recalling the product."