Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Apparently something in Oliver Wine Co.’s Beanblossom Hard Cider didn’t get along with the cans produced for it by Ball Metal Beverage Container Corp. Alleged defect in new 8 oz. cans interacted with the cider to produce stinky hydrogen sulfide. Customers complained. Product was recalled. Lawsuit followed.
Unfortunately, this kind of smelly dispute happens all the time despite best efforts of manufacturers and suppliers to insure that product and package are compatible.