Constellation Brands recalls Corona Extra due to glass concerns

By Joseph James Whitworth

- Last updated on GMT

Picture: Constellation Brands
Picture: Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands has recalled Corona Extra 12-packs and 18-packs of 12 ounce clear bottles in the US and Guam as they may contain particles of glass.

It is limited to selected 12-pack and 18-pack bottles with deposit labels, said the firm.

Potentially affected bottles represent less than one-tenth of 1% of Corona Extra 12-ounce clear bottles in the marketplace, it added.

It comes after quality assurance inspections at two AB InBev breweries that produce some of Constellation Brands' beer products on an interim basis. 

To date, the company has received no consumer complaints or reports of injuries from affected bottles. 

Paul Hetterich, president, Constellation Brands Beer Division, said the safety of consumers is a top priority and it takes quality matters very seriously.

"Since learning of this issue, we immediately began working with AB InBev and jointly took prompt action to investigate the issue," ​he said.

“We're actively working with our distributor partners and retailers to quickly resolve the matter. We're committed to doing everything possible to complete this recall quickly and ensure the safety of our consumers and integrity of our products."

Constellation Brands Beer Division recalled Corona Extra in late 2014 because some bottles may contain particles of glass.

At the time it said a production error occurred at one of four glass plants, run by third party manufacturers, which supplies it with bottles.

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