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Nationwide recall of Corona beer

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Just when you thought you can ease back this summer and enjoy an ice cold Corona beer, Food Safety News issued an alert today, August 19, 2014 on a nationwide recall of one of the most popular beers on the market, Corona! The bottles of beer in question are available at all markets which sell beer

The reason for the recall is quite serious. During routine testing by the company's quality control department, it was found that there is a possibility that certain bottles may contain particles of glass. The affected bottles came from one of four glass plants run by a third-party manufacturer, which supplies the company with the bottles.

It should be noted that the recall only covers 12-ounce clear bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages containing bottles with the production codes: G284B069 and F294A019. Below you will find where to look for the respective production codes.

While company officials said they believe that fewer 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

The codes are imprinted on the neck of the bottle. The code also appears on the side panels of cardboard cartons of 12-packs and 18-packs of Corona Extra 12-ounce bottles.

For any additional questions, call the company’s consumer call center at 1-866-204-9407.

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