The Belgium beer brand, owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev, has issued a voluntary recall after some of its beer bottles may contain particles of glass. According to Stella Artois, select packages containing 11.2-ounce (330ml) bottles of Stella Artois beer (which includes 6-packs, 12-packs, 18-packs, 24-packs, "Best of Belgium" multi-packs and Stella Artois Légère 6-packs and 12-packs) are under the recall. This recall covers all of North America including the United States and Canada.
The issue is the glass bottles themselves which were bottled in a small third-party production facility. The recall affects less than 1 percent of the potentially-affected glass bottles sold in the United States annually, which means you don't have to go running back to the store to return your beer.
The flaw in the bottle was discovered when the company realized that a packaging flaw involving the 11.2 ounce bottles caused a small piece of glass to break off. This in turn could fall into the bottle and harm the consumer.
While the recall is only for a limited number of Stella Artois glass bottles, the company has decided to recall the bottles as a precautionary measure. Christina Choi, Global Brand VP, Stella Artois states that consumer safety is a priority. "Our team of technical experts has been working with our third-party glass bottle supplier to ensure this packaging flaw has been addressed."
The affected bottles will have the following best before date, package code and time stamp. Here are the packages that are being recalled. The order listing follows: Best By Date, Package Code, and Time Stamp.
And here is an example of where to find the codes on the back of the potentially-affected bottles of Stella Artois.
Some of the affected bottles have already been removed from Trader Joe's stores in a recent press release. In the case your package of beer contains all three of these characteristics, please visit https://stellaartois.expertinquiry.com to inquire about a refund.