Australian beer products recalled over fear of glass contamination

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 15th September 2011

Three glass bottled beer products brewed by Little Creatures have been recalled over fears of possible presence of glass in the product due to faulty packaging.

Little Creatures is a subsidiary of a company in which the Lion Nathan Group has a 40% interest. Its operations are based in Fremantle, Western Australia.

A number of the Little Creatures Pale Ale, Bright Ale and Dreadnought Single Batch bottled beers, which are distributed to bottle shops and liquor stores across Australia, are potentially contamination with glass from weakened glass bottles.

The recall applies only to the 568ml pint bottles with the following best before dates.

– Pale Ale: Between 7 JUL 12 and 5 AUG 12
– Bright Ale: 7 APR 12
– The Dreadnought Single Batch: 4 MAY 12

No other Little Creatures products are affected by this recall.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand has published the recall on its website. FSANZ states, “The recall of the products is due to the potential for glass contamination from weakened glass bottles. Food products containing glass may cause injury if consumed.

“Little Creatures advises customers not to consume these products and they should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.