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

Starting date:
August 28, 2018
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Northam Beverages Ltd.
Alberta, British Columbia
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory 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.

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.

Who is affected

There have been reported injuries associated with these products.


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.

Affected products

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


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For more information

Northam Beverages Ltd.: General Enquiry Line - 604-731-2900

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