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11 Nov 2020

Guinness recalls alcohol-free stout over contamination fears

Cans of new alcohol-free Guinness are being taken off the shelves just two weeks after launch
Drinkers clinking Guinness pint glasses in a bar

Guinness is recalling cans of its alcohol-free Guinness 0.0 stout in the UK due to a microbiological contamination which may make affected cans unsafe to drink.

In a press statement, Guinness didn't elaborate on the nature of the contamination and referred to the recall as a 'precautionary measure'.

The alcohol-free Guinness was launched just two weeks ago. Here's what we thought when we blind tasted Guinness 0.0.

Which Guinness drinks have been affected?

Guinness has clarified that the only affected drinks are cans of the recently launched Guinness 0.0 alcohol-free stout. None of Guinness' other drinks are affected.

Guinness hasn't elaborated on what the microbiological contaminant affecting Guinness 0.0 is at the time of publishing.

Guinness 0.0 has been available to purchase from Morrisons, off-licences and Waitrose since 26 October 2020. Guinness says it's working with supermarkets and other retailers to remove all stock from shelves, and to contact consumers about the recall.

Production of Guinness 0.0 has stopped while the contamination is investigated.

Affected products listed above correct as of 11 November 2020.

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What to do if you've bought Guinness 0.0

If you have bought Guinness 0.0, don't drink it. Instead, please return the product to your point of purchase for a full refund.

Alternatively, contact the Diageo Consumer Careline on consumercare.gbandireland@diageo.com or 0345 601 4558 with details of your purchase to receive a refund voucher before disposing of the product.