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2021-07-26

Certain Canned Vegetables Recalled Due to Defective Cans

Tiger Brands is recalling certain KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable products produced from 1 May 2019 to 5 May 2021 due to an extremely small number of defective cans supplied by a packaging supplier. The cans may have a defective side seam weld that could cause the can to leak. The company identified the issue as part of its internal quality assurance processes.


Canned products forming part of this recall include products from the KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable range, including baked beans, that were produced from 1 May 2019 to 5 May 2021.
 

Product Description

Weight

Barcode

KOO Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce

410g

6009522300586

KOO Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce-Lite

410g

6009522306571

Hugo’s Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce

410g

6009522305536

KOO Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce 4 pack **NEW**

4 x 410g

6009522307653

KOO Butter Beans in Brine

410g

6001024023543

KOO Butter Beans in Tangy Curry Sauce

410g

6001024000469

KOO Butter Beans in Tomato Sauce

420g

6001024024007

KOO Baked Beans in Chilli Sauce

420g

6001024035003

KOO Baked Beans in Tomato & Herb

410g

6009522303006

KOO Baked Beans in Curry Sauce

410g

6009522303020

KOO Baked Beans in Hot Chakalaka

410g

6009522303013

KOO Baked Beans in BBQ Flavoured Sauce

410g

6009522308117

KOO Baked Beans in Chilli Wors Flavoured Sauce

410g

6009522308124

KOO Creamstyle Sweetcorn

415g

6009522300562

KOO Whole Kernel in Brine

410g

6001024386655

KOO Mixed Vegetables in Sweet and Spicy Curry Sauce

420g

6009522300296

KOO Mixed Vegetables in Hot Curry Sauce        

420g

6009522300289

KOO Mixed Vegetables in Curry Sauce

420g

6001024549913

KOO Mixed Vegetables in Cape Malay Curry Sauce

420g

6009522307639

KOO Mixed Vegetables in Durban Curry Sauce

420g

6009522307646

KOO Mixed Vegetables in Brine

410g

6001024103184

Helderberg Fresh Garden Peas in Sweetened Brine     

400g

6009522308506

KOO Fresh Garden Peas in Brine

410g

6001024223318

KOO Fresh Garden Peas in Brine

400g

6009522308186

KOO Surfmaid Peas Petit Pois in Sweetened Brine

400g

6009522308193

KOO Short Spaghetti in Flavoured Tomato Sauce

410g

6001024383623

 
The issue was first identified as part of routine quality control procedures. Investigations identified a deficiency in the side seam weld of cans manufactured by a third-party supplier.
 
No health issues have been reported to date relating to the affected product range. Despite the low probability of illness and injury, matters of quality and food safety are an absolute priority for Tiger Brands. Therefore, the company in consultation with the National Consumer Council (NCC) made the decision to initiate a precautionary withdrawal in the best interest of consumers.
 
Tiger Brands is working with its retail and wholesale customers to remove all affected canned vegetable products from store shelves and replace with fresh stock produced from quality assured cans.
 
The company encourages consumers to check their food shelves at home and to return any canned products forming part of this recall to their nearest supermarket or wholesale outlet for a refund.
 
KOO canned products forming part of the recall produced from 1 May 2019 to 5 May 2021 can be identified by looking at the manufacturing date code stamped on the bottom or the top of the can. The manufacturing date appears in the first line following the letters MAN. In the example below, the manufacturing date is 5 May 2021.
 
MAN 05/05/2021 08:58 4 K2 2H 9
BEST BEFORE 05/05/2024
 
Canning is a safe way to preserve food and extend the shelf-life of fresh produce. It is good practice to always take a moment to inspect the quality of a can when you’re choosing products. Never purchase or use cans that are dented, cracked, leaking, or have bulging lids.
 
Tiger Brands, estimates the number of cans forming part of this withdrawal to be approximately 20 million cans, around 9% of annual canned goods production.
For more information visit www.KOO.co.za or contact the consumer careline on 0860 100 891 or at [email protected].
 



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