Distell carrying out a limited trade recall after dedecting small glass particles in wines

Distell, Africa’s leading producer and marketer of packaged wines is in the process of carrying out a limited trade recall as a result of certain very small glass particles being detected in some of its bottled wine products during quality assurance tests carried out by its agent in Japan.

No consumer complaints have been received and expert medical opinion has confirmed that ingestion would be harmless.

The resultant investigations isolated the cause to a small proportion of bottled wines produced on a single bottling line at one of Distell’s wine packaging facilities. The problem has since been rectified. This production line represents 4% of Distell’s total wine production and the incident rate of these particles was less than 0.01%.

We are working with our agents and customers to implement a targeted trade recall of specified batches and are also consulting with the relevant authorities.

“Product quality and customer safety are integral to all that we do at Distell and even though we are assured that there is minimal risk to consumers, we are recalling and replacing the specific batches of bottled wines,” said Richard Rushton – Distell Managing Director.