UK: brewer recalls beer after pieces found in bottles

Coors Brewers has recalled more than 500,000 bottles of Grolsch because of fears the beers may contain pieces of glass.
The recall, involving 526,000 bottles on sale in Morrisons supermarkets, was pr…

Coors Brewers has recalled more than 500,000 bottles of Grolsch because of fears the beers may contain pieces of glass. The recall, involving 526,000 bottles on sale in Morrisons supermarkets, was prompted by three complaints about pieces of glass in the beer, the UK Food Standards Agency announced the weekend of 13 September 2008. A spokesperson for Coors Brewers said 15 September 2008 that all bottles had been removed from supermarket shelves after the problem was discovered on 12 September. No injuries had been reported. She said a “manufacturing fault” had caused the problem in a batch of Grolsch produced on 18 July 2008. Coors opened a consumer helpline over the weekend of 13 September 2008 and also published adverts in four UK national newspapers to alert consumers.