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Brand of British booze recalled in Manitoba over glass contamination

07/31/2012 10:21 EDT | Updated 09/30/2012 05:12 EDT
WINNIPEG - The Manitoba Liquor Control Commission says it is voluntarily recalling a brand of British booze after finding it contaminated with glass fragments.

The commission is recalling Woody's Sasparilla Original Alcoholic Beverage and is suspending the sale of all other Woody's alcoholic beverage products in Manitoba.

The recall comes after the commission's quality control department found glass contamination in a particular lot (BB16/02/14) of the sasparilla.

The commission says in a news release that the Canadian Food Inspection Food Agency has also issued a warning about the product.

The commission says there have not been any reported injuries associated with the consumption of the sasparilla.

It's not the first time that Woody's Canada owner Beverage Brands (UK) Ltd., a small privately owned company located in Torquay, England, has run into problems in Canada.

Last November, the food inspection agency warned the public not to consume Woody's brand Mexican Lime Alcoholic Vodka Beverage because of glass fragments.

At the time, the agency said there had been one reported injury from consumption of the product, which was distributed in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.

A couple of weeks later, the warning was expanded to include a wide range of other Woody's drinks, including several coolers and vodka beverages.

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