Beer drinkers have been warned to check their stocks after an urgent recall was issued for one product.
Cans of Bright Brewery’s ‘Pineapple Dream Nitro Milkshake Ale’ will be stripped from the shelves at independent supermarkets across the country over concerns “secondary fermentation” could lead to a higher alcohol content than stated.
There are also concerns the cans could rupture.
The Food Standards Authority issued the recall for 355ml cans (batch PCD01)with a best before date of November 5 this year.
The product is available to purchase available individually, and in packs of four, 24, and as part of a mixed beer pack.
“Unfortunately, we suspect that cans stored in ambient temperatures may be experiencing secondary fermentation, leading to possible bulging and/or eventual rupture of the can,” the company said in a statement.
“This continued fermentation may also lead to an increase in the ABV, above the stated 6.2 per cent.”
According to a recall notice, food products containing excess alcohol and carbonation may cause illness or injury if consumed.
The beer is sold at retailers in Victoria, NSW, ACT, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania.
No other Bright Brewery beers are affected by the recall.
“Consumers should not drink or open this product, and should dispose of it safely. Please contact Bright Brewery for safe disposal instructions and to arrange reimbursement,” a recall notice said.
Customers can return the product, if they’ve not already consumed them, to their nearest retailer for a full refund.
Bright Brewery has been contacted for comment.