Steigerwald Mineralbrunnen starts extensive drink recall
All food from the Steigerwald Mineralbrunnen company will be recalled by the company for reasons of precautionary consumer protection after a piece of broken glass and broken glass was discovered in the product "Steigerwald Naturell" with a best before date of November 30, 2018. The consequences for the family business are fatal.
After the company Steigerwald Mineralbrunnen GmbH had already started a recall for various mineral water and sweet drinks with a best-before date of 10 January 2019 to 23 February 2019, this has now been extended to all foods of the company. The detection of broken glass in a product triggered the recall campaign, which according to the Bavarian Radio (BR) could mean the end of the family business.
Do not consume affected products
All mineral water of the brands Steigerwald, Schwarzenbergquelle, Owalis, Marktquelle and elements with a best-before date in the period from January 10, 2019 to February 23, 2019 and sweet drinks of the brands Steigerwald, Owalis and Marktquelle with a best-before date of January 10, 2018 to February 23, 2018 are according to the Companies recalled "for reasons of consistent consumer protection". The manufacturer asks the customers not to drink the food. A return against reimbursement of the purchase price can be made in all sales outlets without presentation of the receipt. The company apologizes in a press release to all concerned for the inconvenience.
Uncertain future of the company
The future of the family business is uncertain given the extensive recall campaign, reports the Bavarian radio. It is open whether the company will continue to run, a spokesman for the company told BR In any case, the 73-year-old company owner has not yet found a successor. Around 60,000 beverage crates are affected by the current recall, and the company has already stopped producing at the company's location in Oberscheinfeld since the first recall in February.
This may end the successful company history that began in 1978 when the first source of the Steigerwald mineral well was drilled. At that time, water was actually sought for brewing beer in the family-owned brewery, but it turned out that the water was of above-average quality and suitable for mineral water. "The mineral water was very popular and production was very difficult due to the demand," reports the company. Therefore, a warehouse / production hall was built in 1987 and a complete bottling plant was installed. Some additional extensions followed. Steigerwald Mineralbrunnen currently employs 15 people in production, loading, transport and in the office. Sales are primarily in the Würzburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg region. (fp)