Guinness is recalling cans of its recently launched non-alcoholic stout amid safety concerns over microbiological contamination.
The recall, which the brewer described as precautionary, impacts the Great Britain market, as the product was not yet on sale in Ireland.
Guinness 0.0 was launched last month amid much fanfare after a four year development process.
“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.”
The company urged anyone with cans of Guinness 0.0 not to drink it.
It was created at the landmark St James’s gate brewery in Dublin.
The early stages of the brewing process mirror those of standard Guinness, with the same main ingredients used – water, barley, hops and yeast.
The key difference in Guinness 0.0 is the use of cold filtration which is used to remove alcohol from the brew.
At its launch in October, Guinness insisted feedback from independent taste tests had exceeded expectations.