Posted February 10, 2018 06:08:31 A canned fruit cocktail that tastes like sweetened condensed milk is a winner in a competition by the makers of a bitter, sweetened beverage.
The company behind the popular “Cranberry Sorbet” has received more than $4.5 million in awards from the Food and Drug Administration, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
In April, the FDA granted the company an emergency license to produce the sweetened canned fruit drink, according the agency.
The FDA says its product, Cranberry Sorbit, “may cause acute poisoning to humans if ingested by a person under 18 years of age.”
The company has a patent pending for the cranberry extract.
It’s not clear whether the company is selling the product.
The company did not respond to requests for comment.
The agency says it’s concerned about cranberry juice.
It says the sweetener may be able to penetrate the nasal lining, which is the same kind of mucous lining that helps seal in the digestive juices that help digest food.
If someone gets the cranberries and swallows them, the juice can enter the blood stream and cause a stroke.
If the liquid is swallowed, it can cause kidney damage, heart problems and even death.
The FDA says drinking cranberries may cause severe dehydration.