May 25, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Nestlé Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) are warning the public not to consume the Nescafé brand Espresso, a specialty instant coffee, because the product may contain small fragments of glass.
The affected product, Nescafé Espresso instant coffee, imported from France, is sold in 100 gram glass jars with a black sleeve bearing UPC 5500065052. All lot codes are affected by this alert, though no other Nescafé coffees in Canada are affected.
The product was imported from France and distributed throughout Canada, but it because some of these glass jars appear to be susceptible to chipping or breaking during delivery allowing small glass shards to enter the product, that Nestlé Canada began the voluntary recall on May 20, 2010.
Although Nestlé Canada had received three complaints from consumers in Canada, there were no injuries reported.
Nestlé Canada notes the recall is purely a precautionary measure and that it will change the product’s packaging before re-introducing it back to the market.
The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
Consumers who have the Espresso with the corresponding UPC code should contact Nestlé Consumer Services at 1-800-387-4636 for reimbursement.