Constellation Brands voluntarily recalls select Corona beer due

Constellation Brands voluntarily recalls select Corona beer due to glass particles

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CHICAGO - Constellation Brands Beer Division announced a voluntary recall of select packages in the U.S. containing 12-ounce clear glass bottles of its Corona Extra beer that may contain small particles of glass. The voluntary recall covers 12-ounce clear bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages containing bottles with the production codes listed below.

Production Codes for Affected Packages

6-Packs12-Packs12-Packs18-Packs
G014C059G024B069G214C069F294A049
G024C059G034C069G244B069 
G064A059G044C069G244C069 
G064C059G054B049G254C069 
G074B059G054C069G264C069 
G104A049G064C049G274C069 
G104C049G074B049G294B069 
G114C049G084B049G304B069 
G124C049G084C069  
G134C049G094B049  
G144C049G094B069  
G154C049G104A069  
G164C049G104C069  
G244C049G114C069  
G254A049G124C069  
G264A049G164A069  
G274A049G174B069  
G304C059G184B069  
This recall comes after routine inspections in the company's quality control laboratory detected defects in certain bottles that could cause small particles of glass to break off and fall into the bottle. The affected bottles came from one of four glass plants run by a third party manufacturer, which supplies the company the bottles. While the company believes that less than 1 percent of the bottles produced from the plant may be affected, it is recalling select packages that may contain defective bottles to ensure the safety of consumers.

To date the company has received no reports of injuries resulting from the affected bottles.

The following products are not being recalled:

  • Corona Extra cans
  • Corona Extra 24-pack loose bottles
  • Corona Extra 24 oz. bottle
  • Corona Extra draft beer
  • Corona Light bottles
  • Corona Light cans
  • Corona Light draft beer
  • Corona Familiar
  • Coronitas 

“We are troubled by this development and are working proactively with our distributors, retailers and consumers to resolve this situation as quickly as possible,” said Bill Hackett, President of Constellation Brands Beer Division. “Throughout its history, Corona Extra is a brand that has been synonymous with quality, consistency and refreshment. Our entire organization, including our brewers, our production team, and all our employees across our system, is absolutely committed to doing everything possible to complete this recall quickly, and ensure the safety of our consumers and integrity of our product.”


Upon discovering the issue, Constellation took prompt action to identify and secure potentially affected product and will work closely with distributors and retailers to minimize the impact on consumers. The company is diligently working to recover potentially affected product that is in retail stores and may have reached consumers.

Consumers who have bottles marked with the production codes below can visit http://www.coronausa.com/recall or call 1-866-204-9407 for instructions on reimbursement.

 Press release from Constellation Brands


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