A soft drink company that distributes its products in nine states, including New Jersey, has issued a recall.

The Charles Boggini Pink Lemonade and the Charles Boggini Company Cola Flavoring Base are the products that are being recalled.

In addition to New Jersey, the products are sold in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Products Affected by the Voluntary Recall

At issue is the company's use of FD&C Red #40, and sulfites.  The Charles Boggini Pink Lemonade, Yellow Lemonade, Yellow Lemonade X, and the Charles Boggini Company Cola base are said to be Class 2 health hazards.

According to Healthline.com,   Red dye #40 is a petroleum-based product that is used in many different everyday products and has been linked to cancer, allergies, and other health issues.

The dye used in the Yellow Lemonade and Yellow Lemonade X may cause an allergic reaction in those who are asthmatic.

The cola base is said to contain sulfites that may cause skin reactions, respiratory issues, or digestive issues.

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These products are sold to restaurants.

The story behind the recall is a bit confusing.

Confusing Story Behind the Recall

The dyes are pretty common in other products that are in daily use, however, the FDA originally ordered the recall in March.

The NY Post has reported that a company representative told them that there was no recall.  However, the FDA has the recall posted on their website.

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