Constellation Brands Beer Division of Victor, NY, has announced a voluntary recall of select packages in the U.S. containing 12-ounce clear glass bottles of its Corona Extra beer that may contain small particles of glass. The recall covers 12-ounce clear bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages containing bottles with the production codes listed below.
This recall comes after routine inspections in the company’s quality control laboratory detected defects in certain bottles that could cause small particles of glass to break off and fall into the bottle. The affected bottles came from one of four glass plants run by a third-party manufacturer, which supplies the company with the bottles.
While company officials said they believe that fewer than 1 percent of the bottles produced from the plant may be affected, it is recalling select packages that may contain defective bottles to ensure the safety of consumers. To date, the company has received no reports of injuries resulting from the affected bottles.
The following products are not being recalled:
- Corona Extra cans
- Corona Extra 24-pack loose bottles
- Corona Extra 24 oz. bottle
- Corona Extra draft beer
- Corona Light bottles
- Corona Light cans
- Corona Light draft beer
- Corona Familiar
Consumers who have 12-ounce clear glass bottles of Corona Extra Beer marked with these production codes can click here or call 1-866-204-9407 for instructions on reimbursement. The codes are imprinted on the neck of the bottle. The code also appears on the side panels of cardboard cartons of 12-packs and 18-packs of Corona Extra 12-ounce bottles.
For any additional questions, call the company’s consumer call center at 1-866-204-9407.© Food Safety News