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Updated Food Recall Warning - Bombay Sapphire brand London Dry Gin may be unsafe due to high alcohol content

Recall date:
May 3, 2017
Reason for recall:
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Bacardi-Martini Canada, Inc.
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, May 3, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on May 2, 2017 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling Bombay Sapphire brand London Dry Gin from the marketplace due to high alcohol content. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

This recall was initiated after the discovery that, during production, one batch was bottled before correct dilution to achieve the stated 40% alcohol content by volume. As a result, the affected batch has alcohol content by volume of 77%.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin 1.14 L L16304 W 6 20213 19020 8

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.


This recall was triggered by the company. The 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.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

LCBO Quality Assurance:

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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Media enquiries

Christine Bujold, LCBO Media Relations Co-ordinator
Telephone: 416-864-6772; Cell: 416-587-3729;

Keeley Rogers, LCBO Media Relations Co-ordinator
Telephone: 416-864-6875; Cell: 647-339-5428;

Jennifer Gray, NSLC Communication Officer
902-450-5966; 902-483-0061

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