Some Cases of Corona Extra Beer Recalled Due to Glass Particles

Some Cases of Corona Extra Beer Recalled Due to Glass Particles
Food Safety Contamination

If you’re among the millions of Americans enjoying this early heatwave, or you just like to polish off your dinner with a cold brewsky, you should reach for an ice cold bottle of something other than Corona Extra. Select bottles of the beer have been recalled after it was discovered that some of them may contain small glass particles.

Corona’s parent company, Constellation Brands, issued a voluntary recall of select 12-packs and 18-packs on Thursday. No injuries have been reported, and the company says the recall only affects about 1 in every 5,000 bottles of beer.

In a statement, Constellation Brands Beer Division said:

“This recall is very limited in scope, as potentially affected bottles represent less than one-tenth of 1% of Corona Extra 12-ounce clear bottles in the marketplace. While the number of potentially impacted bottles is relatively small, we’re initiating this recall as a precaution to ensure the safety of consumers.” [1]

There has been no word on what may have caused the particles of glass in the beer, but the company said the recall involves defective bottles from a third-party supplier.

Related Read: Beer Drinkers Hit Coors Beer with Lawsuit for Misleading Advertising

Consumers can determine whether they purchased any of the affected cases of Corona Extra by checking the 8-digit alphanumeric code on the side panel of the cardboard box. The code is also printed on the necks of the 12-ounce bottles.

Source: Fox 9
Source: Fox 9

A full list of the recalled codes can be found on the Corona website. For a refund or questions, call the consumer call center at (866) 204-9407. [2]

This is the second time in 2 years the company has issued a recall over glass particles in beer bottles, though this recall is quite limited compared to the first one. Officials at Constellation Brands say they have taken major steps to safeguard consumers, including supplier audits, installing new inspection equipment at its breweries, and requirements that glass suppliers certify their quality records.

Company officials said in the statement:

“We take the safety of our consumers and the integrity of our beer products very seriously and we’re committed to doing all we can, working with our suppliers, to ensure this does not happen again.”


[1] ABC News

[2] Los Angeles Times

Fox 9