A.G. Barr Recalls Rubicon Mango Drink Due To Explosion Fears

In what is one of the more unusual product recalls, A.G. Barr has issued a warning over four batches of its Rubicon Sparkling Mango soft drink because yeast fermentation has occurred in some bottles which could cause them to explode.

More than 80,000 two litre bottles of the drink have been recalled with the company stressing it was unsuitable for human consumption.

The statement issued via the Food Standards Agency said: “As a precautionary measure A.G. Barr is withdrawing four batches of its Rubicon Sparkling Mango two litre soft drink from the market because of signs of fermentation and the possibility that increased pressure caused by this fermentation may cause the bottle to burst.

“If drunk, whilst the liquid may be unpleasant in taste or odour, it is not harmful to health.”

The batch codes for the affected products are: 6149 (before Feb 2017), 6150 (best before Feb 2017), 6176 (best before Mar 2017), and 6177 (best before Mar 2017)

The company is advising customers to dispose of the product “taking care when handling” and contacting its consumer care team.

A.G. Barr added that no other batches of Rubicon Mango, or any other flavours, are known to be affected.