Beer bottles recalled

A brewery's recalling 750,000 beer bottles after glass was found in a small number of their products.

The bottles made by Bedford-based Wells and Young's Brewing Company are sold in supermarkets and off-licences across the UK but also a small number of pubs and bars.

Some customers in the US and Russia are also affected. The recall includes 12 brands of bottled beers that have been produced since 4 January.

A company statement said there had been no complaints from consumers and the problem was identified by internal quality checks.

Production director Jim Robertson said: "Through our rigorous commitment to quality, our internal control system has highlighted an issue affecting our glass bottles.

"As a precautionary measure and standard procedure, we have taken the decision to recall the stock which is potentially affected.

"The risk of glass in bottles is extremely low, however consumer safety is our number one priority and that is why we have made this decision.''

Internal checks to discover how the fragments of glass got into the bottles were continuing, a spokeswoman said.

Established in 1876, Wells and Young's produce a range of traditional ales and premium lager beers, exporting to 25 countries worldwide.

Affected beers include Wells Bombardier Burning Gold, Young's Ram Rod, Wells Bombardier, Young's Light Ale and Courage Directors.

Anyone affected by the recall can phone 0800 389 1156 or e-mail


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