Defective Tiger Brands cans recalled

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has called on consumers to return defective KOO and Hugo’s canned foods to any retail store.

In a statement on Monday, July 26, NCC Commissioner Thezi Mabuza said the commission has been made aware of a recall of certain products by Tiger Brand.

“We urge consumers who have these products in their possession to verify the barcodes as well as manufacturing dates.

If they form part of the recall, they should immediately return these products to any retail store for a full refund with or without any receipt,” Mabuza said.

The canned vegetables that are affected by the recall were produced from 1 May 2019 to 5 May 2021.

According to Tiger Brands, the recall is because of a side seam weld defect that may cause a leak.

In terms of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), consumers have a right to fair value, good quality and safety.

“While the commission is pleased with Tiger Brands’ investigation into this problem and the precautionary recall, consumer safety comes first, therefore, the commission will only rest when all these products are removed from the market and consumers get their refunds. Our inspectors are monitoring the recall based on the Recall Guidelines,” Mabuza said.

The following canned products form part of the recall:

Product DescriptionWeightBarcode
KOO Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce410g6009522300586 
KOO Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce Sauce-Lite410g6009522306571 
Hugo’s Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce410g6009522305536 
KOO Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce 4 pack (New)4x 410g6009522307653 
Koo Butter Beans in Brine410g6001024023543 
KOO Butter Beans in Tangy Curry Sauce410g6001024000469 
KOO Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce420g6001024024007 
KOO Baked Beans in Chilli Sauce 420g6001024035003 
KOO Baked Beans in Tomato & Herb 410g6009522303006 
KOO Baked Beans in Curry Sauce 410g6009522303020 
KOO Baked Beans in Hot Chakalaka 410g6009522303013 
KOO Baked Beans in BBQ Flavoured Sauce 410g6009522308117 
KOO Baked Beans in Chilli Wors Flavoured Sauce 410g6009522308124 
KOO Creamstyle Sweetcorn 415g6009522300562 
KOO Whole Kernel in Brine 410g6001024386655 
KOO Mixed Vegetables in Sweet and Spicy Curry Sauce 420g6009522300296 
KOO Mixed Vegetables in Hot Curry Sauce 420g6009522300289 
KOO Mixed Vegetables in Curry Sauce 420g6001024549913 
KOO Mixed Vegetables in Cape Malay Curry Sauce 420g6009522307639 
KOO Mixed Vegetables in Durban Curry Sauce 420g6009522307646 
KOO Mixed Vegetables in Brine 410g6001024103184 
Helderberg Fresh Garden Peas in Sweetened Brine 400g6009522308506 
KOO Fresh Garden Peas in Brine 410g6001024223318 
KOO Fresh Garden Peas in Brine 400g6009522308186 
KOO Surfmaid Peas Petit Pois in Sweetened Brine 400g6009522308193 
KOO Short Spaghetti in Flavoured Tomato Sauce 410g6001024383623
List of the canned goods with their barcodes

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