Corona Extra Bottles Were Just Recalled, Due to Possible Glass Particles

Corona and Pacifico beer.
Corona and Pacifico beer.
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Alcohol-beverage maker Constellation Brands announced a recall of some Corona Extra bottles because some beers may have contained small particles of glass.

The recall, announced Wednesday by the company that also makes Svedka vodka and Robert Mondavi wine, is very small in scope as the potentially affected bottles represent “less than one-tenth of one percent” of the Corona Extra 12-ounce clear bottles in the market. Details about the recall can be found here.

“The safety and well-being of consumers is our top priority and we take matters pertaining to the quality of our products very seriously,” said Paul Hetterich, president of Constellation Brands Beer Division, in a statement.

Constellation said it was 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.

Notably, it is the second recall for the popular Mexican beer brand in the past two years. Another recall was enacted in April 2014.

The recall is tied to Corona beers that are produced at two Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) breweries. While Constellation Brands owns Corona Extra in the U.S., some of Constellation’s beers are produced by AB InBev while it expands a brewery in Mexico and constructions a second location just outside of California. Constellation Brands is boosting capacity so it can produce enough Corona, Modelo, and Pacifico beers to meet rising interest in Mexican beer styles for the U.S. market.

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