Fuller's recalls 320k bottles of its ales

By Hamish Champ

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London brewer Fuller Smith & Turner has recalled 320,000 330ml bottles of its ale after what it called "an isolated issue" at its bottle...

London brewer Fuller Smith & Turner has recalled 320,000 330ml bottles of its ale after what it called "an isolated issue" at its bottle manufacturer meant that small fragments of glass might be found in some of them.

A spokesman for the brewer said: "When we tested the highlighted batches at the brewery the vast majority were fine, but consumer safety is our priority and we decided to recall the entire bottle production run."

The affected bottles of Golden Pride, Organic Honey Dew and London Pride can be identified by the 'best before' date on the labels.

Fuller's said the Golden Pride bottles were dated 'best before' September 16, 2011, while the Organic Honey Dew bottles were dated May 24, 2011 and June 30, 2011.

Bottles of London Pride dated September 16, October 1, 2 and 3, and November 1, 2011, should all be returned to the shop from which they were bought. Alternatively, buyers can telephone 0800 288 9417 between 9am and 6pm (and 10am and 6pm on public holidays) to arrange a return.

John Roberts, managing director of the Fuller's Beer Company, said: "The safety of our consumers is our highest priority at Fuller's and as such, we have issued a product recall notice on a limited number of 330ml bottles of Golden Pride, Organic Honey Dew and London Pride.

"The 330ml bottles represent only a very small percentage of our bottled beers and we have issued a recall on a small proportion of these. The vast majority of our beer on sale in the UK, including the more widely available 500ml bottles, remains unaffected.

"We would like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused and urge them to call the helpline should they find they have purchased a bottle from one of the batches listed above."

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