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Carlsberg recalls 4,624 beer kegs after two people drink cleaning solution instead of beer

Carlsberg's old claim of brewing 'probably the best lager in the world' was called into question recently when two drinkers in Sweden were served cleaning solution, rather than the popular Staropramen beer they were expecting. As a result, Carlsberg is recalling more than 4,624 kegs of the beer, which is brewed in the Czech Republic but distributed by Carlsberg in some countries, including Sweden.

Jim Daniell, a spokesperson for Carlsberg Sweden told CTV News this week that the issue was "extremely serious" because the cleaning fluid was believed to be corrosive. He said that a restaurateur and a Carlsberg employee ended up with blistered tongues after sampling the contents of a barrel and were taken to hospital. Luckily they did not sustain permanent injury.

"As far as we can tell at this time, beer from this batch of Staropramen has only been distributed in Sweden, so no further recalls are expected," he said.

Staropramen brewer Molson Coors said that all potentially affected retail customers had been contacted and that the company was confident that this was an isolated issue and that no other Staropramen batch is affected.


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