By Andy Young

Carlton and United Breweries and the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) have recalled bottles of Carlton Dry due to the possible presence of glass in the product.

The recall is for 355ml, screw-top bottles marked with best before dates of "19/7/16" and "20/7/16" and that features 3 on cartons or 3A or 3B on bottles after those use by dates. 

A spokesperson for CUB told TheShout: “We are taking this action as a precautionary measure as we believe there may be a production related issue with one particular run.

“While situations like this are rare we take the quality of our beers and the safety of our customers and consumers seriously.

“The recall is isolated to Carlton Dry 355mL bottles.”

The FSANZ said the recall covers distribution in “Coles, Woolworths, liquor stores, Metcash/IGA (BWS, Dan Murphy’s, First Choice, Liquor Land etc.), other independents and on premise liquor outlets (bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels) nationally.

Consumers are advised not to consume the product as glass may cause injury and that the product should be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The reason for the recall is that some consumers have reported some chipping in the top of the neck of the Carlton Dry bottle.

The recall relates to around 43,000 slabs of Carlton Dry and to one production run in Yatala, Queensland during October. CUB bottles around one billion beers every year with Carlton Dry making up around 10 million cases of that number.

The CUB spokesperson added: “We are working with customers closely and will be letting consumers know through the media that they can return their product for a refund or voucher that can be redeemed at their usual liquor outlet. 

“We’re asking people to check any stock they have and they can direct queries to the CUB consumer relations team on 1800 007 282.”

The Shout Team

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