CFS urges public not to consume bottled beer that may contain glass particles

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (April 3) urged the public not to consume two batches of bottled beer imported from Belgium as they might contain glass particles. The trade should also stop using or selling the affected batches of the product immediately if they possess them.

Details of the product are as follows:
Product name: Stella Artois Beer
Place of origin: Belgium
Manufacturer: InBev Belgium NV
Sole importer: Horsinvest Holding Co Ltd
Volume: 330 millilitres per bottle
Best-before dates: September 15, 2018 (package code: 55, time stamp: 23:00-23:59), and September 16, 2018 (package code: 55, time stamp: 0:00-18:00)
A CFS spokesman said, "The CFS, through its routine Food Incident Surveillance System, noted a notice of the Canadian authorities concerned that several batches of the product concerned are under recall as they may contain glass particles. The CFS immediately followed up with major local importers and retailers. The Centre also received a notification from the above sole importer of the product that it has imported the above-mentioned batches of the affected product and initiated a recall."
The spokesman said that according to the information provided by the importer concerned, it had imported a total of 2 160 cartons of the affected batches of the product and all of them had been distributed. The affected product has been taken off shelves and its sale has been stopped and a recall has been initiated. Members of the public may call the hotline of the importer at 2923 8666 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.
The spokesman urged members of the public not to consume the affected batches of the product if they have purchased any.

The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, continue to follow up and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
Ends/Tuesday, April 3, 2018