Sunday 22 October 2017

Hundreds of bottles of gin recalled after it's found they contain nearly twice stated alcohol

Kathy Armstrong

Hundreds of bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin have been recalled after they contained nearly double the alcohol content stated on the label.

Bottles of the beverage, measuring 1.14 litres, were found to contain 77 per cent alcohol, rather than the 44 pc advertised.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued the nation-wide recall on Tuesday.

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario Liquor Control Board of Ontario was the first to pull the affected batches from the shelves and at least four other provincial liquor control agencies have followed suit.

The Ontario Liquor Control Board said the issue can be traced down to the production line.

They said in a statement: "One batch was bottled before correct dilution to achieve the stated 40 per cent alcohol content by volume.

"As a result, the affected batch has alcohol content by volume of 77 pc."

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reports that no illness has been reported with the problem as of yet.

Distributer Bacardi has said they believe the affected bottles have only been sold in Canada.

Consumers have also been reassured that they will be refunded.

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