Alcohol producer Stella Artois said it is recalling some of its beer after it was revealed that pieces of glass may have gotten inside bottles.
Stella Artois, owned by Anheuser-Busch, said the recall “applies to Stella Artois 6-packs, 12-packs, 18-packs, 24-packs, ‘Best of Belgium’ multi-packs in the U.S. and Canada, and Stella Artois Légère 6-packs and 12-packs in the U.S. The recall does not affect other Stella Artois packaging formats, such as cans or draft or bottles of any other production codes.”
It added: “This recall comes after the detection of a glass packaging flaw in some 11.2-ounce (330ml) bottles that may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer. The potentially-affected bottles were manufactured by a third-party which is one of many supplying Stella Artois with glass bottles.”
The firm posted a list of imported packages that are being subjected to the recall in the United States and Canada.
“The potentially-affected bottles were manufactured by a third-party which is one of many supplying Stella Artois with glass bottles,” the company said. “We made the decision to voluntarily recall certain packages potentially containing the affected 11.2-ounce (330ml) bottles as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our consumers.”
The company said that it is working with its distributor to resolve the issue.
“The safety of our consumers is our top priority. While the number of potentially-affected glass bottles is very small, we are recalling these Stella Artois packages as a precautionary measure,” stated Christina Choi, Global Brand VP of Stella Artois. “Our team of technical experts has been working with our third-party glass bottle supplier to ensure this packaging flaw has been addressed.”