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This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Food Recall Warning - Bowen Island Brewing brand beer recalled due to cans with defective seams that may have sharp metal sticking out from the rim

From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recall date:
August 28, 2018
Reason for recall:
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Company / Firm:
Northam Beverages Ltd.
Alberta, British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, August 28, 2018 - Northam Beverages Ltd. is recalling Bowen Island Brewing brand beer from the marketplace due to cans with defective seams that may have sharp metal sticking out from the rim. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product
Bowen Island Brewing Artisan IPA (India Pale Ale) 6 x 355 mL 6 26990 09858 4 All codes starting with L18207, L18187, or L18215
Bowen Island Brewing West Coast Lager 6 x 355 mL 6 26990 05123 7 All codes starting with L18207

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.


This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been reported injuries associated with these products.

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