According to a press release, a manufacturing flaw was found in a number of bottles from one of several third party production facilities that provide packaging for Stella Artois. The recall includes less than 1% of the bottles sold in North America annually.
Packages falling under the recall in Canada include select production lots of Stella Artois 6-packs, 12-packs, 18-packs, and 24-packs, as well as “Best of Belgium” multi-packs. Affected packages can by identified by checking production codes.
“The safety of our consumers is our top priority. While the number of potentially-affected glass bottles is very small, we are recalling these Stella Artois packages as a precautionary measure,” said Christina Choi, Global Brand VP, Stella Artois in a statement. “Our team of technical experts has been working with our third-party glass bottle supplier to ensure this packaging flaw has been addressed.”
For more information including a list of all affected packages and production codes, see the full recall announcement.