Risk of explosion: beverage bottles recalled

Risk of explosion: beverage bottles recalled

Edeka calls back Black Forest sparkling water

The "Rhubarb" drink from Black Forest Sprudel was recalled by the Edeka supermarket chain because it was accidentally filled with the wrong ingredient. The bottles could explode. Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, the south of Hesse and parts of Bavaria are affected.

Recall of the drinks bottles by Edeka because of wrong ingredient
Customers who bought the "Rhubarb" drink from Schwarzwald-Sprudel in a branch of the Edeka supermarket chain should never open the bottles. As Edeka Südwest announced on Thursday, due to the "incorrect production of a basic material by the supplier", yeasts accidentally got into the bottles, "which can ferment the contents of the bottle and, under unfavorable circumstances, cause the bottle to burst". Customers who have already bought the product should not consume it and bring it back to the point of sale. The company said that the money would be refunded there.

The drink affected is "Rhubarb" Black Forest Sprudel, a subsidiary of Edeka Südwest, with a best-before date of May 17, 2014. According to the manufacturer, these are 0.7-liter bottles with a fruit content of 15 percent. The affected product was delivered in the Southwest region, in Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, the Saarland, the south of Hesse and in parts of Bavaria.

It was only last March that Edeka had to take liver dumplings off the market due to health-threatening germs. The pathogens were discovered during tests. The Southwest region was also affected at that time. (ag)

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