Gin sold at Dan Murphy's recalled

Anyone who thought they were doing the wise thing by buying this alcohol-free gin from Dan Murphy's has come unstuck.

The 700ml bottles of the Banks and Burbidge Alcohol Free Gin, with the date stamp best before 11 May 2023, have been available for sale at Dan Murphy's stores and online in all states and territories. It is being recalled by Waterloo Bay Distilling Company due to "a potential for microbial contamination".

The Food Standards website warns of "potential microbial contamination [which] may cause illness if consumed".

Microbial contamination refers to food or drink contaminated by microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, mould, fungi and toxins.

The recall notice says: "Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice. Consumers should not drink this product, and should dispose of it safely.

"Consumers seeking a full refund should contact the place of purchase for instructions."


That's the danger of 'alcohol free'  if it contained alcohol that would probably have killed off most of the bugs. If you've ever visited any of the traditional spirit manufacturers where they use open pit fermentation with birds roosting above, you would want to be sure the resultant nectar contained plenty of alcohol.


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