View Full Version : Chicago Jewel Pepsi Cube Scare

Mr Zabe
02-21-2006, 10:29 AM
All Pepsi 24ct Cubes have been pulled from Jewel Food stores. There was one Jewel store where a few dozen customers complained that there was a strong chlorine gas smell from their Pepsi Cubes.

The local news stations have been covering this story on their news updates. I wish they would give out the use by date.

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02-21-2006, 12:58 PM
Whoa! Why there's Chlorine gas in the Pepsi 24-packs? It's weird!

Does anybody died with just smelling the Pepsi Cubes? I hope not... :(

Mr Zabe
02-21-2006, 01:04 PM
Thank goodness no one was hurt or worse yet died.
There is a slight scare about Pepsi cubes as the TV morning news keeps it as one of their top stories.

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Rob The SURGE Drinker
02-21-2006, 02:07 PM
damn, i wonder if the ones here in so-wis smell like chlorine...

02-21-2006, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by Mr Zabe:
Thank goodness no one was hurt or worse yet died. Thank god!

02-21-2006, 03:10 PM
Link to Video News Story


Mr Zabe
02-21-2006, 11:08 PM
Update from this mornings news.
The Pepsi was born on 2/8/06 at the 51st Street Pepsi plant in Chicago.

A local FOX news report showed a can being poured into a glass. The Pepsi soda pop was light brown(very close to looking like ginger ale).

Most loyal Pepsi drinkers knew right away that it way no good. Some teenager guzzled a few cans of it and got very sick. Actually his whole family got sick but this kid was very sick. They showed him barfing his way to the hospital.(Not too funny.)

Jewel food stores has pulled all Pepsi cubes and is replacing them with new supplies or store refunds.

What a mess.

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Mr Nethead
02-21-2006, 11:33 PM
I wonder how something like this could happen. Very scary.

Mr Zabe
02-22-2006, 07:09 AM
I have no real knowledge of the exact details how the actual "canning machines" are cleaned. My guess is that somehow the production line was being cleaned down and a production run was started in error causing cleaning chemicals to be mixed with Pepsi.

Does this seem like a plausible cause?

Latest news update from Chicago Suntimes.
Chicago Pepsi News Update (http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-pepsi22.html)

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02-22-2006, 09:56 AM
that sucks and is kind of scary - i always hate when I get a pallet of cubes or 12pks and there is a case busted - nothing worse then smelly wet cardboard - yuck

Mr Zabe
02-22-2006, 10:20 AM
Are you making a funny? Or are you be sarcastic?
I think your venting your grief. :rolleyes: I'm sort of in a state of shock as if I happened to drink a can of the bad Pepsi, I would for sure end up back in the hospital. They only serve Sierra Piss Miss in my hospital. :( LOL

02-23-2006, 10:09 PM
This news story is partly false. There are no PAS production facilities in the State of Illinois. Most of the product in Chicago comes from Munster, IN. (BG)

Mr Zabe
02-23-2006, 10:27 PM
Thanks for the info.
The local news stations made is sound like Pepsi was bottled at the 51st Street location. It must have been a warehouse building for the local Pepsi distributor.

02-24-2006, 12:05 AM
They must have warehoused the whole batch there. I watched all the news clips and Pepsi is not giving out alot of information. They ought to be checking the Munster plant and probably are and they don't want the press interfering. Plant (BG) serves a large area besides Chicagoland. I know it used to serve Bloomington/Normal, & Danville, IL. Indianapolis (GG) nows serves Danville.

Mr Zabe
02-25-2006, 11:09 AM
I'm a loyal Pepsi drinker. I ran out last Thursday so this morning I went out on a Pepsi gathering mission. My normal Jewel grocery store I go to on Saturday mornings had only older cubes from a month or so ago. Same for the fridge packs. I'm guessing that due to all the recalled product from last week they have not had enough man time or product to keep some stores in stock.

LOL....I hunted for over 20 minutes and found a cube that was a full week in date past 2/8/06. LOL
I'm a royal pain in the pop top. :D

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the saint
02-25-2006, 11:20 AM
Hey zabe Pepsi product is dated in week increments, The product that you bought could have been either only a day or a full week older than the ones recalled. It is easier for rotation purposes, also the plant that produces might only make 24 pks for them one time a week.

Mr Zabe
02-25-2006, 11:38 AM
Ok, the date I brought today was dated 2/15/06 4B
with an end date of 11/20/06. I should be ok. If not I herby leave you my NASCAR 44oz plastic cups and my complete collection of multi colored soda pop straws I got from the local dollar store. LMAO

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the saint
02-25-2006, 04:42 PM
We are going to hold your estate to paying out your, umm... well,..um,.. your, ugh, treasures??!!

the saint
02-25-2006, 04:44 PM
pepsi wouldn't be giving out asny info on this as every crooked lawyer in the region would be running ads on late night tv wanting to know if you had drank any and how they can get you the money you are entitled to..If they keep their mouths shut the damage would only be to any that was actually affected.