Beer is easily one of the most important things in Canadian lifestyle and economy.
I already mentioned some of these facts earlier today in light of the tax increase on beer and wine across Canada.
Today, a leading beer brand has pre-emptively recalled their beer in glass bottles.
The safety of our consumers is our first priority. As a result of a glass packaging flaw from one of our 3rd party suppliers, we are issuing a voluntary recall. See if any of your recent purchases may have been affected by visiting: https://t.co/b5bDIv9IqK
Stella Artois has issued a recall across Canada and the U.S. due to a possible defect in their 330 ml glass bottles.
Stella Artois says that some bottles could have a flaw causing a small piece of glass to break off, that could possibly fall into the beer.
The leading beer brand uses bottles manufactured by a variety of suppliers, and the one in question regarding this defect is not being named.
The defect and recall warnings are applicable to 6-packs, 12, 18 and 24 bottle packs of Stella Artois beers, and the "Best of Belgium" multi-packs sold across Canada and the U.S.
Stella Artois Legere 6, and 12 packs that are sold in U.S. markets are also being recalled.
If you want to double check your pack of Stella brews, you can identify those affected by the recall on the packages "best-before" codes.
If you see the production code numbers 49, 52, or 55 combined with the best-before date range of Feb. 20, 2018 - Sept. 26, 2018, you should not drink them.
The best-before date range in the U.S. is slightly different, ranging from Feb. 13, 2018 - Feb. 2, 2019 - otherwise, the production codes to watch for remain the same.
Stell Artois is working with distributors and retailers to remove all the affected beer packages from stores, but they advise consumers to return packages covered by the warning for a refund.
No cans, draft or bottles with different production codes listed on the packaging are affected and remain safe to drink.