U.S.A (CBSDFW.COM) – Stella Artois has issued a voluntary recall of some its 11.2-ounce bottles of Stella Artois beer in the U.S. and Canada that may contain particles of glass.

stella artois Stella Artois Recalls Beer Bottles That Could Contain Glass Particles

The potentially affected bottles are “limited in scope” and were manufactured in a third-party production facility. Officials said the recall, which impacts less than 1 percent of Stella Artois glass bottles, is being done to ensure the safety of consumers. (photo credit: Anheuser-Busch Companies)

The Belgian beer brand, owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev, said the recall covers less than 1% of its glass bottles sold in North America.
The recall applies to Stella Artois 6-packs, 12-packs, 18-packs, 24-packs, “Best of Belgium” multi-packs in the U.S. and Canada, and Stella Artois Légère 6-packs and 12-packs in the U.S.

The move comes in response to the discovery of a glass packaging flaw at one the company’s third-party production facilities that could cause a small piece of glass to break off and fall into the bottle.

“The safety of our consumers is our top priority. While the number of potentially-affected glass bottles is very small, we are recalling these Stella Artois packages as a precautionary measure,” said Christina Choi, Global Brand VP, Stella Artois. “Our team of technical experts has been working with our third-party glass bottle supplier to ensure this packaging flaw has been addressed.”

Consumers can get more information on the recall and a list of the production codes of the affected bottles on the company’s web site or by calling 1-855-215-5824.