Voluntary Recall of Goya, Great Value, Hatuey, Mr. Special, Polar, Publix, Regal, and SuperMax Brand Malta Beverages in 7-oz Bottles Due to Possible Health Risk

AUBURNDALE, Fla., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Florida Brewery, Inc. is recalling certain lots of Goya, Great Value, Hatuey, Mr. Special, Polar, Publix, Regal, and SuperMax brand non-alcoholic malta beverages packaged in 7-oz bottles because glass on the exterior of the bottles may break when the twist-off cap is removed from the bottle and can result in cuts to the mouth. To date, the Company has received two reports of consumers experiencing cuts to the mouth.

The Goya, Great Value, Hatuey, Mr. Special, Polar, Publix, Regal, and SuperMax brand malta beverage lot codes being recalled are:

BrandGoyaGreat ValueHatueyMr. SpecialPolarPublixRegalSuper Max
Lot Code
  • 12/01/13
  • 12/08/13
  • 12/27/13
  • 12/28/13
  • 12/29/13
  • 01/06/13
  • 01/05/13
  • 01/06/13
  • 12/21/13
  • 12/22/13
  • 01/06/13
  • 01/07/13
  • 11/30/13
  • 12/01/13
  • 12/08/13
  • 12/09/13
  • 11/30/12
  • 12/22/12
  • 12/23/12
  • 12/29/12
  • 12/30/12
  • 01/03/13
  • 01/04/13
  • 11/28/13
  • 12/09/13
  • 12/27/13
  • 12/01/13
  • 12/09/13
  • 12/27/13
  • 12/28/13
  • 12/09/13
UPC0413310400686811317627930804805949090082548207027591446006785; 7591446006761041415109360082502738889870906000691

The lot codes are printed directly on the bottles above the label.

The Florida Brewery distributed the 7-oz Goya, Great Value, Hatuey, Mr. Special, Polar, Publix, Regal, and SuperMax brand malta beverages in Florida, Texas, Georgia, California and Puerto Rico during the period December 8, 2011 to February 1, 2012.

About the Recall

The Florida Brewery is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to execute the recall.

The recall only affects the brands and lot codes listed above.

The Florida Brewery learned of this issue from consumer reports and initiated an investigation. The Company’s investigation continues and it is taking steps to ensure that all appropriate measures are taken.

Information for Consumers

Consumers who are in possession of products with lot numbers listed above should return the product to the place of purchase. Consumers will receive either a full refund, product replacement, coupon or product credit.

Consumers can call The Florida Brewery’s consumer hotline at 1-866-872-8860 weekdays between 8am and 8pm eastern standard time, and weekends between 8am and 5pm eastern standard time to obtain additional details on the recall and the product return process.