CFIA said a “small number” of affected bottles were found to contain 77% alcohol by volume instead of the standard 40%. Other products may be recalled pending results of an investigation, the agency said.
Bombay Sapphire is manufactured by Bacardi, a private firm known for its rum and Grey Goose Vodka. The company said the recall was initiated as a result of customer complaints and a subsequent quality assurance check.
“One batch was bottled before correct dilution to achieve the stated 40% alcohol content by volume,” the Ontario Liquor Control Board said. “As a result, the affected batch has alcohol content by volume of 77%.”
Bacardi is the world’s fourth largest spirits manufacturer, producing about 300 million liters of alcohol each year. Bombay Sapphire, which has been experiencing double-digit sales growth in recent years, accounts for nearly 10% of the company’s global sales.
Consumers who purchased gin affected by the recall are urged to discard it or return it to the place of purchase.
To date, Canadian health authorities have received no reports of anyone becoming sick from drinking the gin.
Source: BBC News