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Funk Cider recalls Perth Cider for secondary fermentation issues

WA cider maker Funk Cider has recalled its Perth Cider for secondary fermentation issues and possible higher alcohol content than labelled.

The 375ml cans were recalled which were sold individually and included in the Drink West Drink Best mixed carton at liquor stores, hotels, restaurants and cafes in WA.

Image of cider drink in can
Funk Saison Cider.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) said the product recall is due to the possible alcohol content in the drink that exceeds what is labelled on the drink’s cans. The authority said that the can could possibly ‘pop’ open due to the secondary fermentation, which usually happens when there is excess alcohol and carbonation.

Funk Cider issued a statement on Facebook that they already informed the Western Australian Brewers Association on the issues of their product and has recalled Perth Cider. It also adjusted the pricing.

“The team at funk cider regret to inform our valued customers that we are recalling all Perth Cider 375ml cans from the batch with best before date of April 3, 2021 effective immediately, due to potential for fermentation,” the statement read online on the recall.

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