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Voluntary Recall of Goya, Great Value, Hatuey, Mr. Special, Polar, Publix, Regal, and SuperMax Brand Malta Beverages in 7-oz Bottles Due to Possible Health Risk

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 22, 2012  – The Florida Brewery, Inc. is recalling certain lots of Goya, Great Value, Hatuey, Mr. Special, Polar, Publix, Regal, and SuperMax brand non-alcoholic malta beverages packaged in 7-oz bottles because glass on the exterior of the bottles may break when the twist-off cap is removed from the bottle and can result in cuts to the mouth. To date, the Company has received two reports of consumers experiencing cuts to the mouth.   To date, the Company has received two reports of consumers experiencing cuts to the mouth. 

The Goya, Great Value, Hatuey, Mr. Special, Polar, Publix, Regal, and SuperMax brand malta beverage lot codes being recalled are:

Brand

Goya

Great Value

Hatuey

Mr. Special

Polar

Publix

Regal

Super Max

Lot Code


12/01/13 12/08/13 12/27/13 12/28/13 12/29/13 01/06/13



01/05/13 01/06/13


12/21/13 12/22/13 01/06/13 01/07/13


11/30/13 12/01/13 12/08/13 12/09/13

11/30/12 12/22/12 12/23/12 12/29/12 12/30/12 01/03/13 01/04/13


11/28/13 12/09/13 12/27/13

 



12/01/13 12/09/13 12/27/13 12/28/13

 




12/09/13

UPC

 041331040068

 681131762793

 080480594909

 OO8254820702

 7591446006785; 7591446006761

 041415109360

 082502738889

 870906000691

                                              
The lot codes are printed directly on the bottles above the label.  

The Florida Brewery distributed the 7-oz Goya, Great Value, Hatuey, Mr. Special, Polar, Publix, Regal, and SuperMax brand malta beverages in Florida, Texas, Georgia, California and Puerto Rico during the period December 8, 2011 to February 1, 2012.

About the Recall

The Florida Brewery is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to execute the recall.

The recall only affects the brands and lot codes listed above.

The Florida Brewery learned of this issue from consumer reports and initiated an investigation. The Company's investigation continues and it is taking steps to ensure that all appropriate measures are taken.

Information for Consumers

Consumers who are in possession of products with lot numbers listed above should return the product to the place of purchase.  Consumers will receive either a full refund, product replacement, coupon or product credit.

Consumers can call The Florida Brewery at 1-863-9651825 weekdays between 8am and 5pm eastern standard time to obtain details on the recall and the product return process.