Distillery issues recall after hand sanitiser sold as gin

Victorian distillery issues recall after nine bottles of hand sanitiser were incorrectly labelled as gin.

Apollo Bay Distillery has issued a recall after nine bottles of hand sanitiser were incorrectly labelled as gin.

The product recall relates to nine 700ml bottles of SS Casino Gin purchased between Friday 5 June to Sunday 7 June. The bottles were all sold through the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse bottle shop.

The bottles contain 1.45 per cent glycerol and 0.125 per cent hydrogen peroxide. According to Food Standards, products containing glycerol and hydrogen peroxide may cause illness/injury if consumed.


“The bottles were incorrectly labelled and had no seal,” the company stated on its Facebook page.

“We understand they are not toxic.

“Should you have purchased a bottle of SS Casino Gin between Friday 5 June to Sunday 7 June please return it to where you purchased it from for a full refund or replacement.”

According to the product safety recall notice, the bottles can be identified because they have no shrink wrap seal.

“This product is not to be consumed,” the recall notice states.

“Consumption of the product may have side effects including nausea, headaches, dizziness, bloating, vomiting, thirst and diarrhea.

“If you experience any of these symptoms please seek medical advice.”

A number of local Australian businesses, including breweries and distilleries, have recently shifted their production focus to hand sanitiser after manufacturing rules were eased in an effort to keep up with unprecedented demand caused by the global coronavirus outbreak.

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