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Guinness announce recall of recently launched non-alcoholic stout amid contamination concerns

Guinness has announced a recall of its recently launched non-alcoholic stout in the UK amid concerns of contamination in some cans
Marie Louise McConville

Guinness has announced a recall of its recently launched non-alcoholic stout in Britain amid concerns of contamination in some cans.

Guinness 0.0 was launched last month after a four-year development process led by the brand's technical and innovation teams.

The new stout, which is brewed at St James's Gate in Dublin, is a low-calorie option for those choosing to moderate, with a standard can containing just 80 calories.

To create Guinness 0.0, the brewers use the same natural ingredients, water, barley, hops and yeast, before removing the alcohol through a cold filtration method to remove the alcohol.

It went on sale in British supermarkets and off licences in four packs of 440ml cans on October 26 and was due to be available across Northern Ireland and the Republic from next Spring.

As it was only distributed to select customers in Britain, it is thought only a small amount of the product was on the market.

Guinness GB announced details of the recall on Twitter.

"As a precaution we are recalling Guinness 0.0 in Great Britain due to a contamination which may make some cans unsafe to drink.

"This only relates to Guinness 0.0. Do not consume & return to store or contact consumercare.gbandireland@diageo.com/0345 601 4558 for a refund".

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