Canadian Packaging

Exploding beer cans cause LCBO recall

Amsterdam Brewery’s Radler Blood Orange brand removed from store shelves after two known can bursts.


September 9, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) is recalling 473-ml cans of Amsterdam Brewery’s Sweetwater Radler Blood Orange beer—because a unique fermentation process can cause the cans to explode.

Within the beer, a second fermentation process can kick in causing the internal pressure of the beer to explode.

According to the LCBO, the recall affects lots G2216 produced on July 22, 2016, with two can explosions having occurred: one at an LCBO retail outlet, the other at a consumer’s home.

Caution is recommended when handling the product, especially when checking for the lot code on the front label near the bottom of the can.


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