Global beverage giant Constellation Brands has issued a voluntary recall of a select number of Corona Extra 12-packs and 18-packs of 12-ounce clear beer bottles because the products may contain pieces of glass.
Constellation says the recall was initiated after routine quality assurance inspections at two AB InBev breweries that produce some of the company’s beer products on an interim basis.
Though the number of impacted bottles is relatively small—one tenth of one percent of the bottles on the market according to the company—Constellation is recalling select packages of Corona Extra that may contain defective bottles as a precaution to ensure the safety of consumers. To date, the company has received no consumer complaints or reports of injuries resulting from the affected bottles.
“The safety and well-being of consumers is our top priority and we take matters pertaining to the quality of our products very seriously,” says Paul Hetterich, president, Constellation Brands beer division. “Since learning of this issue, we immediately began working with AB InBev and jointly took prompt action to investigate the issue. 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.”
Earlier this year Constellation announced it will pour $1.5 billion into building a massive brewery in Mexico near the California border to fuel the growth of its Mexican beer portfolio. Constellation is currently the third-largest US brewer by volume and has enjoyed growing profits since it purchased the rights to 10 Mexican beer brands and a brewery from AB InBev in 2013.