If you’ve purchased any rum lately, you may want to check your cupboards.
Aldi and Asda have issued a recall of 17 different batches of rum after the manufacturer, Glen Turner, raised the alarm that there may be pieces of glass in some bottles.
The supermarkets are removing certain bottles of white and dark rum from the shelves as a precautionary measure. The affected brands include Carta Blanca Superior White Rum and Refined Dark Navy Rum at Asda, and Old Hopking dark and white rum at Aldi – and they are asking anyone who has bought bottles of these brands to return them to their local store.
The recall was originally issued on Aldi’s Facebook page, but there was no mention of why. Several people asked the supermarket to explain what was wrong, but Aldi continued to post the original statement to each person, stating the products were being recalled because of a ‘precautionary measure’. This comes after the retailer recalled a range of snacks because the supplier was found to have a rodent problem.
Asda eventually released a statement which explained the situation: “Due to a small risk that a manufacturing defect, affecting a limited number of bottles, may lead to fragments of glass within those bottles, we are recalling these products as a precautionary measure.”
And if you’ve already downed your rum – hopefully you haven’t noticed any pieces of glass – you can still return it for a full refund.
Stay safe and check your bottles.