Sierra Nevada Brewing recalls bottled beer due to hazard

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Sierra Nevada Brewing said Sunday it has issued a recall in the
Midwest, South and East Coast of some of its bottled beer after
detecting a flaw that could allow glass to break and fall inside.

The recall applies to certain varieties of beer in 12-ounce bottles
produced at Sierra Nevada's brewery in Mills River, N.C., the brewer
said on its website.

"While we believe this concern impacts roughly one in every 10,000
(0.01%) of our bottles packaged during this time, Sierra Nevada has
set the standard for quality in the craft brewing industry since 1980
and we have decided to take this precaution to ensure the safety of
our consumers," the statement said.

Sierra Nevada says the glass shard could break loose and fall into the
bottle. It says it has not received any customer complaints or reports
of injuries from the flaw.

The recall applies to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale and several other
varieties. All of the beer was bottled at the North Carolina facility
between Dec. 5 and Jan. 8, in the case of the Pale Ale, and Dec. 5 to
Jan. 13 for the others.

States included in the recall are Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut,
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina,
South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West
Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Beer bottled at Sierra Nevada's Chico, Calif., brewery is unaffected
by the recall.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/01/22/sierra-nevada-brewing-recalls-bottled-beer-due-flaw/96936392/

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