Sierra Nevada issues beer recall affecting 36 states

California based brewing company, Sierra Nevada has issued a voluntary recall for 12 ounce bottles of eight of the brewers’ craft beers.  The announcement comes after an inspection of the company’s Mills River, North Carolina brewery revealed a manufacturing flaw leading to a limited number of bottles being shipped out that had the potential for a small piece of glass to possibly break off and fall into the bottle.

“We have decided to take this precaution to ensure the safety of our customers,” Mike Bennett, chief supply chain officer, was quoted as saying.  Sierra Nevada has not received any consumer reports of injuries, and it believed the concern could impact about 1 in every 10,000 bottles produced during a 5 week period.

The recalled beers include 12-ounce bottles of:  Pale Ale,  Beer Camp Golden IPA, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale, Torpedo Extra IPA, Tropical Torpedo, Nooner, Hop Hunter and Otra Vez.

The affected beer has a package date that falls between Dec. 5, 2016, and Jan. 13, 2017 and a brewery code of “M” — which stands of Mills River — printed directly on bottles and the packaging of cardboard cases.

The recall applies to the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachussets, 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 and West Virginia.

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