Three types of beer sold at Dan Murphy’s, Liquorland and BWS are being urgently recalled due to secondary fermentation.
The recall notice was issued on Wednesday and it applies to three different types of beer made by Ballistic Beer Co.
Secondary fermentation can cause illness or injury, due to the excess alcohol or carbonation.
The products impacted by the recall are:
Hawaiian Haze Pale Ale 375mL, Best Before Dates: October 5, 2022 and up to and including February 28, 2023
Hawaiian Haze IPA 375mL, Best Before Date: December 15, 2022
Reef Pale Ale 375mL, Best Before Date: February 2, 2023
The Hawaiian Haze Pale Ale and the Hawaiian Haze IPA are sold as single cans, 4 packs or cartons of 16. The Reef Pale Ale is sold in single cans, 4 packs or cartons of 24.
The beers had been sold at Liquorland stores in Queensland and NSW, Vintage Cellars in NSW, ACT, Victoria, Queensland, Northern Territory and Tasmania and First Choice, Dan Murphy’s and BWS nationally.
The products were also sold at independent liquor retailers in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
Possibility of exploding beer cans
Consumers are being advised to not drink the affected products and dispose of the beer safely.
They are being asked to contact Ballistic Beer Co. for safe disposal instructions and to arrange for reimbursement.
On its website, Ballistic Beer Co said there is a possibility the cans might explode.
"Ballistic Beer Co’s CEO David Kitchen said that the company became aware of a potential quality issue with the carbonation levels in the product as a result of yeast refermentation," the company said.
"This could lead to the possibility of a can exploding and an increase in the ABV [alcohol by volume]. No injuries from exploding cans have been reported to date."
A customer was the one who identified the issue with the beer. They notified Ballistic when they saw a bulge on one of their cans.
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