Corona Extra recalled due to glass particles in beer

Less than 1 percent of bottled beers produced by the company are expected to be affected, but all six, 12 and 18-packs of Corona Extra are being recalled.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   Aug. 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Constellation Brands Beer Division announced a voluntary recall of Corona Extra Monday after glass particles were found in 12-ounce bottles.

The particles were reportedly breaking off from the glass and ending up in the beverage. Constellation said less than 1 percent of bottles, which were produced by a third-party manufacturer, are expected to be affected.

"We are troubled by this development and are working proactively with our distributors, retailers and consumers to resolve this situation as quickly as possible," Constellation Brands Beer Division President Bill Hackett said in a statement. "Throughout its history, Corona Extra is a brand that has been synonymous with quality, consistency and refreshment. Our entire organization, including our brewers, our production team, and all our employees across our system, is absolutely committed to doing everything possible to complete this recall quickly, and ensure the safety of our consumers and integrity of our product."

The recall includes six, 12 and 18-packs of Corona Extra bottles. Corona Extra cans, Corona Extra 24-pack loose bottles, Corona Extra 24 oz. bottles, Corona Extra draft beer, Corona Light bottles, Corona Light cans, Corona Light draft beer, Corona Familiar and Coronitas are not affected.

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