The makers of Stella Artois Cidre, a relatively new product on the market, have been forced to recall three batches after two customers complained that a bottle had exploded and caused them to sustain minor injuries.
Tests were carried out on the batch codes and it was found that they contained yeast contamination. This could lead to a continuation of the fermentation process inside the bottles, potentially causing the glass bottles to burst due to a build up of gas.
Two customers raised the alarm after a bottle burst, immediately contacting InBev, the owners of the Stella Artois brand, to complain. These customers could potentially file an injury compensation lawsuit against the company, which is likely to have product liability insurance in place for such incidents. However, no details have emerged yet as to whether these customers will be taking legal action or not.
InBev has recalled the affected batches and is taking action to make sure the problem doesn’t occur again. In a statement, the company said:
“The safety of our consumers is our primary concern.
“We are working closely with the Food Standards Agency to take all necessary action, and have moved quickly to understand and identify the issue and taken action. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”