Some bottles of Buckfast being sold in shops are 'unfit for purpose' - here's how to spot them
Customers are being urged to look out for certain bottles of Buckfast being sold in shops as they are "no longer fit for purpose".
Buckfast, the popular tonic wine that has many fans in Scotland and Ireland, has announced that bottles marked with the code 17-270 are no longer fit for purpose.
The official statement from Buckfast sales manager Stewart Wilson was posted on social media, and reads: “It has been brought to our attention that Buckfast no longer fit for purpose is being sold by retailers. If the bottle being offered to you has the code 17-270 please do not purchase it .”
These codes can be found on the side of the lid.
'It will not be at its best'
Commenting on the announcement, Wilson said, “Our wine does not carry a best before or use by date, however it's best served fresh.
Buckfast in lockdown
Buckfast fans have had a stressful lockdown as the company announced production was to stop with immediate effect in March due to the global pandemic.
Since then, the team at Buckfast has said shops will have their stocks replenished during the lockdown.