Stella Artois declares it’s recalling beer packaged in 330 millilitre glass bottles as a shelter precaution.
The company says some bottles have a flaw that may undertaking a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer.
Stella Artois revealed the bottles were manufactured by one of its many suppliers, which wasn’t classified. The company says it is recalling less than one per cent of all bottled beer it shops in North American every year, and the number of impacted bottles is probable to be a fraction of that one per cent.
“The safety of our consumers is our top priority,” brand vice-president Christina Choi broke. “While the number of potentially affected glass bottles is very negligible, we are recalling these Stella Artois packages as a precautionary measure.
“Our gang of technical experts has been working with our third-party glass box in supplier to ensure this packaging flaw has been addressed.”
The recollect applies to packages of six, 12, 18 and 24 bottles of Stella Artois and “Best of Belgium” multi-packs sold in the U.S. and Canada. The recollects also apply to Stella Artois Legere six and 12 packs pushed in the United States.
The affected packages have codes 49, 52, or 55 and best-before times ranging from Feb. 13, 2018, to Feb. 2, 2019. The Canadian dates range from Feb. 20, 2018, to Sept. 26, 2018.
Beyond advising consumers to return packages covered by the warning for a reimbursement, the corporation is working with distributors and retailers to remove packages that could be specious.
The recall doesn’t affect other Stella Artois packaging layouts, such as cans or draft or bottles with any other production rules.