Glass fragments discovered in water bottles – healing practice


Risk of injury: Mineral water can contain glass foreign bodies

The Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety and a manufacturer of mineral water inform about a recall. In a popular type of mineral water, glass fragments or glass grit were discovered in isolated bottles. When drinking, the foreign bodies could be swallowed and cause injuries. Consumption is strongly discouraged.

The manufacturer Eifel-Quelle GmbH in Brohl-Lützing (Ahrweiler district) is recalling mineral water with the product name “Eifel Quelle Classic” in 0.75 liter glass bottles. All bottles with the best before date February 9th, 2024 (1:00 p.m.) to February 9th, 2024 (4:40 p.m.) are affected by the recall. Apparently, glass residues got into the bottles during this production period.

Product illustration: Eifel Quelle classic.
This mineral water in the 0.75 liter glass bottle with the best before date 02/09/2024 (1:00 p.m.) to 02/09/2024 (4:40 p.m.) will be recalled. (Image: EIFEL-Quelle GmbH, 56656 Brohl-Lützing)

Where was the mineral water sold?

According to the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety, the mineral water was mainly sold in the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. The product is particularly popular in the Rhineland and is available in numerous supermarkets.

Where can the mineral water be exchanged?

Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not provide any specific information on how to exchange the affected products. As a rule, callbacks are processed through the respective retail outlets. Consumers who have bought the above-mentioned mineral water with the corresponding best-before date should either contact the manufacturer or the relevant supermarket.

Another recall from EDEKA and Marktkauf: Pointy metal parts in frozen products.

What are the risks of glass foreign bodies in beverages?

According to the manufacturer, the foreign bodies are glass fragments or glass grit. Depending on the shape, size and sharpness of the glass residues, cuts in the mouth and throat or internal injuries cannot be ruled out. In addition, swallowed foreign bodies can settle in the organism and cause inflammation. (vb)

Author and source information

This text complies with the requirements of specialist medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been checked by medical professionals.


Diploma-Editor (FH) Volker Blasek


  • Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety: Recall EIFEL Quelle Classic (published: 26.03.2021),

Important NOTE:
This article is for general guidance only and is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. He can not substitute a visit at the doctor.

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