Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 17, 2011 20:45 ET

CFIA: LCBO Recalls 10 Alcoholic Vodka Beverage Products

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2011) -

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario, Toronto, ON, issued the following press release on November 16, 2011.

The LCBO today recalled 10 products from the Woody's line of alcoholic vodka beverages and suspended sales of these products after detecting glass particles in some bottles.

This recall was initiated by the LCBO following last week's recall of Woody's brand Mexican Lime Alcoholic Vodka Beverage.

The 10 products being recalled are:

  • Orangetini Orange Vodka Cooler - 4 X 330 mL
  • Pomtini Vodka & Pomegranate Cooler - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Blackcurrant & Apple - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Light Orange - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Pink Grapefruit - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Refresher - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Light Raspberry - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Vodka Cola - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Sasparilla - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Party Pack (mixed flavours) - 12 X 330 mL

"In the interest of customer safety and in consultation with the supplier and their Ontario agent, we recalled these products immediately after our quality assurance staff confirmed the presence of glass particles in some bottles," says Dr. George Soleas, Senior Vice President, LCBO Logistics & Quality Assurance.

The problem appears to be related to the bottling process. Customers returning bottles of this product to the LCBO will receive a full refund.

Other importers have also distributed these products in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, and Prince Edward Island. These products may have been distributed in other provinces or territories as well.

There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of these products.

CFIA is working with the various liquor jurisdictions to have the affected products removed from the marketplace.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

A photo is available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Woodys_1117.pdf

Contact Information

  • Chris Layton
    Media Relations Co-ordinator
    416 864-6772
    Cell: 416 587-3729
    chris.layton@lcbo.com

    Karen Mortfield
    Senior Communications Consultant
    416-864-6875
    Cell: 647-339-5428
    karen.mortfield@lcbo.com

    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600