Stella Artois has announced a voluntary recall of select packages containing 11.2-ounce (330-ml.) bottles of Stella Artois beer that may contain particles of glass.
This recall applies to Stella Artois 6-packs, 12-packs, 18-packs, 24-packs, “Best of Belgium” multi-packs, and Stella Artois Légère 6-packs and 12-packs. The recall does not affect other Stella Artois packaging formats, such as cans or draft or bottles of any other production codes.
“The recall is limited in scope to bottles from one third-party production facility that produces a fraction of Stella Artois bottles,” the company says in a press release. “This recall impacts less than 1% of Stella Artois glass bottles sold in North America annually, and affected bottles will be far less than this.”
This recall comes after the detection of a glass packaging flaw in some 11.2-ounce/330-ml. 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 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,” says Christina Choi, global brand VP, 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.”
Stella Artois is actively working with their distributor and retail partners to remove and replace potentially affected packages from retail. The company has set up a website with more information to help consumers, retailers and wholesalers.
Bottles that might be affected by the defect have the following production codes: