InBev recalls Stella Artois Cidre

product recall
InBev has recalled three batch codes of Stella Artois Cidre in bottles. Due to yeast contamination, there is a risk of fermentation that may cause the bottles to burst unexpectedly. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Product details

The product being recalled is:

  • Stella Artois Cidre
  • Size: 568ml single bottles and 12x568ml bottle case
  • Batch codes: 1182381, 1214381 and 1217381
  • Best before: April or May 2012

InBev is recalling the affected batches from consumers and customers. Point-of-sale notices will also be issued in retail stores, explaining the reason for recall and the actions consumers can take if they have bought the affected products.

If you have may have purchased an individual 568ml bottle of Stella Artois Cidre or a 12-pack since 1 July 2011, please check the batch code on the bottle or on the 12-pack box by taking the following steps:

  • handle the bottles carefully, wearing gloves and protective eyewear, to determine if the product is from the affected batch
  • on an individual bottle, the batch code is printed on the bottle’s neck
  • on a 12-pack the batch code can be located on the long side of the pack, to the right of the barcode

If you do have a product from an affected batch, please call InBev as soon as possible on 0800 0731736 between 8am and 8pm. Do not consume or handle the product further.

No other InBev products are affected by this recall.

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