The Coca-Cola Co has voluntarily pulled batches of its products from a number of stores in St Louis

The Coca-Cola Co has voluntarily pulled batches of its products from a number of stores in St Louis

The Coca-Cola Co has voluntarily pulled batches of its products from a number of stores in St Louis, Missouri.

A spokesperson for the soft drinks giant told just-drinks today (7 March) that "a very limited specific production run" from one of Coca-Cola's plants in St Louis may have produced an "off-taste" in some of its products. The drinks, which are available in both two litre bottles and cans, included Coke Classic, Diet Coke and Cherry Coke.

The firm did not provide numbers on how many cans of Coca-Cola products were affected.

"We found a very limited specific production run from one plant in St Louis that may have produced an off-taste," the spokesperson said. "There is no safety concern but given our high quality standards, we voluntarily removed the products."

The spokesperson insisted that the incident was not a recall and that the products were immediately replaced.