Limited Stella Artois Export Bottle Recall in Malta
On April 3rd 2018, GSD Marketing Ltd, the distributor of Stella Artois beer of brewer AB Inbev in Malta announced a voluntary recall of 33cl export bottles of Stella Artois beer.
This recall comes after the detection of a glass packaging flaw in 33cl bottles that may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer. The potentially-affected bottles were manufactured by a third-party which is one of many supplying AB InBev with one way glass bottles. A team of technical experts has been working with the third-party glass bottle supplier in question to ensure this packaging flaw has been addressed. The local Health Authorities have been advised and we are working together to resolve this issue.
The beer subject to this recall in Malta effects Stella Artois bottles with a Best Before date that falls within the ranges listed below. The codes can be found on the back label of the 33cl export bottles. Attached are photos which show the exact location of the relevant production codes.
Consumers and customers who have 33cl export bottles of Stella Artois beer marked with the production codes listed below should call the consumer support team at GSD Marketing Ltdon +356 22291880 or email@example.com.
SPECIFIC PRODUCTION CODES FOR POTENTIALLY-AFFECTED STELLA ARTOIS BOTTLES
Consumers & retail customers should follow these steps to assess whether 33cl bottles are potentially affected, and as a result are subject to this voluntary recall. Do the bottles have one of the best before dates written below?
How to read the bottle label
The label has two lines.
If you have a 12-pack, 18-pack or 24-pack, this is what you look for on the side of the carton:
The carton code has two lines:
The first line is a Best before Date, it is read day/month/year
01/02/2019 = February 1 2019
The second line is the package code
The package code will contain the numbers 49, 52 or 55
The next four digits are a time code, it is read hour: min.