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Glass Particles Found In Corona Extra Beer Bottles

| by Lisa Fogarty

Corona Extra bottles have been recalled after a defective bottle was found to chip glass particles into the beer, reports Daily Mail.

The recall, announced Friday, affects only 12-ounce glass bottles of Corona Extra that are sold in packs of six, 12 and 18. The company has pointed fingers at a third-party Mexican manufacturer and says the recall does not apply to Corona Light, Corona Familiar, Coronitas or Corona Extra that comes in cans, 24 packs, or 24-ounce bottles.

“We are troubled by this development and are working proactively with our distributors, retailers, and consumers to resolve this situation as quickly as possible,” said Constellation’s beer brands division President Bill Hackett in a press statement.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

Hackett added: “Throughout its history, Corona Extra is a brand that has been synonymous with quality, consistency and refreshment. Our entire organization, including our brewers, our production team, and all our employees across our system, is absolutely committed to doing everything possible to complete this recall quickly, and ensure the safety of our consumers and integrity of our product.”

Some of the retailers that carry this product include Walmart, Wegmans, and Tops. A list of production codes for bottles that have been affected can be obtained on Constellation Brands Beer Division’s website. Consumers who have bottles marked with these codes can visit coronausa.com/recall or call 1-866-204-9407 to find out how they can be reimbursed.

Sources: Daily Mail, Constellation Brands Beer Division

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