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Corona Recalls Beer After Finding Shards of Glass in Bottles

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Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images Six packs of bottled Corona beer, produced by Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, sit on display in a store in Paris, France, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. AB Inbev is planning to sell bonds worth as much as $55 billion to finance its $106 billion takeover of SABMiller Plc, setting a record for debt issuance to fund a corporate acquisition, according to people familiar with the matter.

Some 12- and 18-packs of Corona Extra sold in the U.S. and Guam are affected

Beer maker Corona issued a recall on some of its products after finding something other than limes in the bottle.

Routine quality assurance inspections revealed that there were small shards of glass in some 12-pack and 18-pack bottles, with deposit labels in the U.S. and Guam, according to Corona’s U.S. owner Constellation Brands.

Corona did not disclose the number of bottles affected but said it was a relatively small proportion. Constellation, based in Victor, N.Y., says it hasn’t received reports of customers being injured by glass.

“The safety and well-being of consumers is our top priority and we take matters pertaining to the quality of our products very seriously,” said Paul Hetterich, president of Constellation Brands Beer Division. “We’re committed to doing everything possible to complete this recall quickly and ensure the safety of our consumers and integrity of our products.”

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