Guinness recalls Guinness 0.0 cans over contamination concerns 2 years ago

Guinness recalls Guinness 0.0 cans over contamination concerns

The product is not currently on sale in the Republic of Ireland.

Guinness has recalled its 0.0 alcohol-free cans in the UK over possible contamination concerns.


The company made the decision to recall all cans of the new product in the UK as a precautionary measure, as some of the cans may be "unsafe" to drink.

Guinness 0.0 is not currently sale in Ireland.

"As a precautionary measure we are recalling Guinness 0.0 in Great Britain because of a microbiological contamination which may make some cans of Guinness 0.0 unsafe to consume," Guinness said in a statement.

"Guinness 0.0 currently is not on sale to the general public in Ireland. The issue is isolated to Guinness 0.0 and does not impact any other Guinness variants or brands."


Guinness 0.0 was due to launch in Ireland this month. The new drink claims to boast the same “beautifully smooth taste, perfectly balanced flavour, and unique dark colour of Guinness, without the alcohol".

Taste tests by an independent panel found that Guinness 0.0 “exceeded expectations” and its taste was dubbed as “outstanding."

The company said the recall only affects the non-alcoholic Guinness 0.0 drink and not its classic Guinness brand.

Anyone with cans of Guinness 0.0 has been advised to dispose of it by the company or to let them know and they will arrange collection.