Authorities have issued an urgent recall on an alcoholic ginger beer over a range of fears.
Ginger Beerd’s 9kg cartons have been pulled off shelves amid concerns that the alcoholic content is higher than stated on the product and that ‘excessive carbonation’ could cause the cans to pop open and cause injury.
Says Food Standards Australia: ‘The recall is due to the potential for alcohol to exceed marked alcohol content and possibility for can to pop open due to a secondary fermentation.
‘Food products with excessive carbonation may cause injury and consumers will not know actual alcohol content of the product.’
This product has been recalled.
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They add a further warning: ‘Consumers should not drink this product and if the can is showing any signs of excess pressure (bulging) dispose of immediately.’
The recalled product has been available for sale at Aether Brewery, bottle shops, pubs and hotels in QLD. The ‘Packaged on’ date on the cans in question is 29/06/19.
Consumers should return the product to Aether Brewing for exchange or full refund. Contact them on 07 3815 6455 for more information.
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