Exploding Stella Artois Cidre in recall

11 September, 2011

Stella Artois Cidre is subject to a product recall after a number of bottles exploded.

The recall applies to 56.8cl bottles sold individually or in 12-packs with the codes 1182381, 1214381 or 1217381 printed on the neck.

On a 12-pack the batch code can be located on the long side of the pack, to the right of the barcode.

Supplier AB Inbev advised retailers or consumers to examine stock carefully, “wearing gloves and protective eyewear, to determine if the product is from the affected batch”.

Retailers who find bottles from the affected supply should call 0800 0731736 between 8am and 8pm.




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