The following is an interesting and unusual recall notice from Food Standards Australia new Zealand and is included here with permission.
Food product recalls are done when there is a potential for harm from that product.
In most cases this is from consuming the product and the reasons include inclusion of food allergens when not declared on the label, some form of contamination, and high or unacceptable microbial types or levels.
In this case the product is a cider and the reason for the recall is that it is has undergone excess fermentation and the alcohol content is higher than declared so does not comply with requirements and extra gas has also been produced and therefore more pressure in the container, so is likely to cause harm.
Date published: 20 October 2020
Funk Cider Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of Perth Cider 375ml product. The product has been available for sale individually and as part of the Drink West Drink Best mixed carton at liquor stores, hotels, restaurants and cafes in WA.
Best Before 03 APR 2021
The recall is due to the potential for alcohol to exceed marked alcohol content and possibility for can to pop open due to secondary fermentation.
Food safety hazard
Food products containing excess alcohol and carbonation may cause illness/injury if consumed.
Country of origin
What to do
Consumers should not drink or open this product, and should dispose of it safely. Please contact Funk Cider Pty Ltd for safe disposal instructions and to arrange compensation, including if the product was purchased as part of the mixed carton.
For further information please contact:
Funk Cider Pty Ltd
0477 788 787