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Explosive Cidre

This article was originally published in Foodnews

INBEV UK has had to recall three batch codes of bottled Stella Artois Cidre because, due to yeast contamination, there is a risk of fermentation that may “cause the bottles to burst unexpectedly”. According to the UK’s Food Standards Agency, three batches of 568ml single bottles and 12x568ml bottle cases retailing since 1 July 2011 are of the potentially explosive nature. Consumers are recommended to “handle the bottles carefully, wearing gloves and protective eyewear, to determine if the product is from the affected batch.” Cidre is fermented in Belgium from Jonagold apples before being exported to the UK, where it was launched in April. The UK remains the product’s only market, and early sales have been good (FOODNEWS 3 June).


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