Angry Orchard recalls Crisp Apple Hard Cider due to refermentation

CINCINNATI, OH (KTRK) -- If you have bottles of Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider in your fridge, you'll want to check the labels today.

The company is recalling select cases, 12-packs and 6-packs because the beer may be re-fermenting.

Re-fermented beer doesn't pose a health risk, but it could cause the beer to become over carbonated, changing the taste of the beer. It also puts more pressure inside the bottle, meaning the beer will come gushing out when you open it just like it does when you shake a can or bottle of beer.

In extreme cases, over carbonated beer can cause the bottle to break or explode.

The recalled products were sent to 22 states, including right here in Texas. Here's the list via the FDA:
  • 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 (image below). 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 (image below). If that code falls within the ranges of C16650001 through C16650530 OR C18050001 through C18050415, that cider may have been impacted.

The company is offering a full refund on any of the recalled products. Just contact Angry Orchard on its website or phone 1-800-362-7110.

You can read more about the recall on the FDA's website.
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