(WCMH) – The Angry Orchard Cider Company is recalling some cases of hard cider after concerns about broken bottles. According to the company, two batches of Angry Orchard Crisp Apple appear to be showing signs of refermentation in the bottle. The refermentation could result in increased carbonation levels, leading to broken bottles or bottles that may overflow when opened. The company says the cider poses no health risk.
For a case or 12-pack: look for the “Freshness Matters” code printed on the top or side panel of the case or 12-pack. If that code begins with “June 2016 1665C” and is immediately followed by 4 digits between the range of 0001 through 0700 OR “June 2016 1805C” and is immediately followed by 4 digits between 0001 through 0545, those bottles may have been impacted.
For an individual bottle (please use extreme care): locate the inkjet code printed directly on the glass, on the “shoulder” of the bottle just below the neck label. If that code falls within the ranges of C16650001 through C16650530 or C18050001 through C18050415, that cider may have been impacted.
If a bottle of the Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider falls within the designated code ranges, consumers should handle with extreme care and dispose of the product immediately in an outside container. The Company will issue a full refund on the products described above.
To date, no illnesses or injuries have been reported. Consumers with questions should contact Angry Orchard via its website: http://angryorchard.com/contact-us or by calling 1-800-362-7110 (24-hours, live operator available).