Corona Beer Bottles Recalled Because No One Wants To Drink Glass

When grabbing a beer after work today, you might want to spend a little extra time examining the Corona bottle staring back at you from the fridge, as Constellation Brands — a division of Anheuser-Busch InBev — announced the recall of certain 12- and 18-backs of the bottled beer because they may contain glass particles. 

The recall, which affects only Corona Extra bottles sold in the U.S. and Guam, was initiated by Constellation after a routine quality assurance inspection at two Anheuser-Busch InBev breweries that produce the beers.

“While the number of impacted bottles is relatively small, Constellation is recalling select packages of Corona Extra that may contain defective bottles as a precaution to ensure the safety of consumers,” Constellation said in a statement, noting that the recall represents less than one-tenth of 1% of Corona Extra 12-ounce bottles on the market.

So far, 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,” Paul Hetterich, President, Constellation Brands Beer Division, said in a statement. “Since learning of this issue, we immediately began working with AB InBev and jointly took prompt action to investigate the issue.”

The company says it is working with its distribution partners and retailers to resolve the issue.

All recalled products are being removed from the market. Customers who have purchased the beer are encouraged to contact Constellation at for instructions on reimbursement.

Affected bottles can be identified by a code on the neck of the bottle or on the front of the packaging. The following codes are affected:

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[via The Wall Street Journal]

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