Stella Artois recalls some beer bottles after glass flaw

WASHINGTON — Stella Artois announced a voluntary partial recall of select packages containing 11.2-ounce bottles of beer that may contain particles of glass.

The recall applies to six-packs, 12-packs, 18-packs, 24-packs of Stella Artois, “Best of Belgium” multi-packs in the U.S. and Canada and Stella Artois Légère six-packs and 12-packs in the U.S.

The recall does not affect other Stella Artois packaging formats like cans or draft or bottles of any other production codes.

It comes after a glass packaging flaw was detected in some 11.2-ounce bottles that could cause a piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer. In a statement, the company said the potentially-affected bottles were manufactured by a third-party, one of many that supplies Stella Artois with glass bottles.

The company also said that the recall would impact less than 1 percent of all Stella Artois glass bottles sold in North America annually.

“The safety of our consumers is our top priority,” said Christina Choi, vice president of Global Brand for Stella Artois in a statement. “While the number of potentially-affected glass bottles is very small, we are recalling these Stella Artois packages as a precautionary measure.”

Choi said that a team of technical experts has been working with the bottle supplier to make sure the problem gets fixed.

You can visit Stella Artois’ website to find out if your beer is affected by the recall.

Stella Artois is owned by Belgian-based Anheuser-Busch InBev, which is the same company that owns Budweiser and Corona.

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