Carlsberg Singapore distributes Becks in Singapore

Carlsberg Singapore distributes Beck's in Singapore

Carlsberg has come under fire in Singapore for wrongly labelling Beck's beer as 'imported' from Germany even though it is produced in China.

The company, which distributes the Anheuser Busch InBev-owned brand in Singapore, said the incident was an "isolated labelling error". A spokesperson for Carlsberg Singapore said the mistake was restricted to secondary packaging on six-can packs. 

"We wish to stress that this technical printing error is an isolated incident as it only applies to the outer packaging of a batch of six-can packs," said the unit's general manager Jimmy Toh. "Packaging on all other SKUs i.e. 24-can packs and others being retailed in the trade are accurate."

However, the company declined to dislose exactly how many six packs were affected. 

Last year, the US arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev secured a settlement of its legal row regarding the labelling of its Beck's beer brand in the country. The brewer had been accused of failing to detail that the brand had been produced in the US for the US market since 2012.