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Distell recalls wines that could contain small fragments of glass

3 June 2015  •  Author(s): Victoria White

Distell, Africa’s leading producer and marketer of packaged wines, is in the process of carrying out a limited trade recall as a result of certain very small glass particles being detected in some of its bottled wine products during quality assurance tests carried out by its agent in Japan.


The UK’s Food Standards Agency has issues a recall for the following products:


  • Nederburg 56 Hundred Pinot Grigio, 75cl
    • Lot numbers: LB118l14 and LB107J14
  • Danger Point Shiraz Rose, 75cl 
    • Lot number: LB129J14
  • Danger Point Cabernet Merlot, 75cl
    • Lot number: LB127K14
  • Danger Point Colombard Chardonnay, 75cl
    • Lot number: LB125K14


  • Nederburg 56 Hundred Pinot Grigio, 75cl
    • Lot numbers: LB107J14 and LB111L14


  • Secret Cellar Pinot Grigio, 75cl
    • All lot numbers

No other Morrisons, Tesco or Waitrose products are known to be affected.

No consumer complaints have been received to date and Distell has stated that expert medical opinion has confirmed that ingestion would be harmless.

A small proportion of bottled wines produced on a single bottling line at a Distell wine packaging facility are affected by the recall

The resultant investigations isolated the cause to a small proportion of bottled wines produced on a single bottling line at one of Distell’s wine packaging facilities.  Distell has since rectified the problem.  This production line represents 4% of Distell’s total wine production and the incident rate of these particles was less than 0.01%.

“Product quality and customer safety are integral to all that we do at Distell and even though we are assured that there is minimal risk to consumers, we are recalling and replacing the specific batches of bottled wines,” said Richard Rushton, Distell Managing Director.

If you have bought one of the products, do not use it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. 

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