Bottles of Corona Extra beer recalled for glass particles

FILE - This Oct. 5, 2010 file photo shows a bottle of Corona Extra beer in Philadelphia. Anheuser-Bush InBev changed the terms of its proposed $20.1 billion acquisition of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo, the maker of Corona, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in an attempt to push through a deal that federal regulators say would have killed competition. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(NBC News) – Hold that lime wedge for your Corona, at least until you check the code number on the neck of the bottle.

Constellation Brands, which imports the Mexican beer, is recalling select packages of Corona Extra in the United States because bottles may contain small particles of glass.

The recall covers 12-ounce clear glass bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages containing bottles with specific production codes. A Constellation spokesman said the problem originated with a third-party company that supplies bottles to the brewery in Mexico. She said the problem of tiny glass shards in the beer was estimated to affect only 1 percent of the bottles shipped.

Consumers are asked to call Constellation’s hotline for a refund if they purchased bottles with the specific production codes.


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