Posted October 02, 2018 12:16:31 The Corona Beer Company, the California-based beer maker, has come under fire in recent months for its handling of the recall of corona-flavored beers, as well as for a recent report that it was aware of and encouraged the company’s beer to be sold in the state.
The brewery’s beer was found to contain a bacteria that was resistant to two types of antibiotics.
The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Chris Nelson, was not immediately available for comment to CNNMoney at the time of publication.
Corona beers sold by the company are made from its Corona yeast, which is typically made in Germany.
The yeast is the same type used in craft beer and is produced in the United States.
Corona’s beers are also sold in Australia and Canada, where some of the bacteria is resistant to antibiotics.
However, a spokesman for the company said the yeast strains were “very different” from those found in the Corona recall.
He added that the company was working with California regulators to ensure the state has the necessary safety requirements in place.