Louisiana-based alcoholic beverages company Sazerac said it is not recalling its Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, despite recalls issued in Norway, Sweden, and Finland, The Huffington Post reported on October 29.
In a lengthy statement in defense of the cinnamon-flavored drink, the company said a limited recall over Fireball Cinnamon was issued after a batch of the drink supposedly made for North America was mistakenly shipped to the three other countries. Fireball Cinnamon contains propylene glycol, a food enhancer that can possibly be toxic at some levels. Unlike in the U.S., European countries pose a more stringent limit on the level of propylene glycol in foods and beverages.
The company asserted that the overseas limited recall was the result of a minor recipe compliance issue, and that the beverage is, “perfectly safe to drink.”
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