Candadians are known for enjoying a drink or two, particularly during game time, but there may be an unexpected surprise in their beverages.
A nation-wide recall is being issued in Canada of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin after a move from the Canada Food Inspection
Agency, which discovered the bottles were far more alcoholic than they should be. Some local agencies made this discovery before it was nationally pulled.
According to the label, they should have a 40% alcohol content, when in fact, they have a 77% alcohol content.
No one was injured by this alcohol content issue, but it is definitely a dangerous situation.
The batch made in March at Georgian Bay was not made correctly, so all the bottles contained double the amount of alcohol advertised, some of which had up to 81% alcohol content as opposed to the stated 40%.
Canada is experiencing a nation-wide recall of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin. The pull comes from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency after it was discovered that bottles had much more alcohol than advertised.
Before it was nationally recalled, some local agencies issued their own. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) was the first to remove all bottles from stores.
In a statement LCBO said, “This recall was initiated after an investigation by LCBO Quality Assurance revealed a deviation in the stated 40 percent alcohol content by volume. The affected lot L16304w has alcohol content by volume of 77 percent.”
The CFIA said it is conducting an investigation, but no illnesses have been reported.
This is not the only recent ABV incident in Ontario, Canada according to The Globe and Mail. In March, Georgian Bay was not correctly made so bottles contained over double the amount of alcohol advertised: 81 percent instead of 40 percent.