BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN RECALLED, CONTAINS TOO MUCH ALCOHOL
May 03, 2017
By Bob Komsic
A brand of gin’s being recalled in Ontario and four other provinces as it may contain nearly twice as much alcohol as claimed on the label.
The LCBO was the first to issue a recall after discovering some bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin had not been properly diluted, resulting in as much as 77% alcohol content, not the 40% listed on the bottle.
Only 1.14-liter bottles are affected.
They have a product code of L16304W near the bottom of the back of the bottle.
All affected bottles have been removed from store shelves but some may have already been bought.
If you purchased it you’re urged to return it to where you bought it for a refund.
Liquor authorities in Quebec, Saskatchewan, Newfound and Labrador and Nova Scotia have also recalled the product.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency describes the scope of the recall as ”possibly national” but that there have been no reported illnesses associated with the product.
It’s the second time in recent weeks that a similar error has been discovered.
The LCBO recalled Georgian Bay brand vodka in March after several hundred bottles had not been properly diluted.