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Boston Beer recalls bottles of Samuel Adams beer

BY Jenna Duncan

BOSTON Some bottles of Samuel Adams beer have been voluntarily recalled by its maker, Boston Beer Co.BBC claims some bottles may contain small pieces of glass. The recall was announced after routine inspections at a Cincinnati brewery showed certain glass beer bottles were defective.

Sources mentioned a third-party glass bottle supplier might be responsible. Affected bottles were traced back to one specific location of the five glass plants that supply the bottles.

About 25 percent of the beer company’s bottles come from the plant in question, but the company says most likely only 1 percent of its recently bottled product was affected. It has specified that bottles marked with the code “N 35 OI” are included in the recall.

None of the Samuel Adams draft beer, 24-oz bottles of Samuel Adams, Samuel Adams Utopia beers or the Samuel Adams Triple Bock are included in the recall.

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Coca-Cola reintroduces diamond-label bottle branding

BY DSN STAFF

ATLANTA On Wednesday, Coca-Cola of North America introduced a limited-edition 8.5-ounce, straight-sided “1906 Diamond Label” bottle, available in four-packs.

From 1900 until it switched to the famous contours in 1916, Coca-Cola used a diamond-shaped label to set its product apart from the competition’s. Along with the instantly recognizable Coca-Cola logo in Spencerian script, the diamond label bore either the words “Atlanta, Ga.” or the signature of Asa Candler, who was president of The Coca-Cola Co. at the time.

Few diamond labels have survived on true vintage Coke bottles with the straight sides, so collectors highly value the original bottles with the label intact.

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Wholemato debuts organic agave ketchup

BY Jenna Duncan

NEW YORK Wholemato Co. has announced the launch of its Spicy Organic Agave ketchup. The new flavor of ketchup debuted at the Natural Products Expo West trade show.

Wholemato touts its new condiment as a healthy variation on traditional ketchup. It is flavored with agave nectar, jalapeno peppers, organic tomatoes and other spices. Wholemato president and founder Jason Kessler said he created Wholemato to diversify one of America’s most purchased condiment items.

Kessler said, “Wholemato was created to fill a culinary void. Our Original Organic Agave Ketchup has received an inspiring response from retailers and customers and has proven that there is an appetite out there for even more ketchup creations.”

Wholemato Spicy Organic Agave ketchup is described as “medium”-level on the spicy heat index. It also has a touch of agave, for a sweeter flavor.

A 13-ounce glass container of Wholemato Spicy Organic Agave ketchup retails at $5.49, at retailers nationwide.

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