Defective Tiger Brand’s 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, NCC Commissioner Thezi Mabuzac 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




KOO Baked Beans in Tomato & Herb




KOO Baked Beans in Curry Sauce




KOO Baked Beans in Hot Chakalaka




KOO Baked Beans in BBQ Flavoured Sauce




KOO Baked Beans in Chilli Wors Flavoured Sauce




KOO Creamstyle Sweetcorn




KOO Whole Kernel in Brine




KOO Mixed Vegetables in Sweet and Spicy Curry Sauce




KOO Mixed Vegetables in Hot Curry Sauce




KOO Mixed Vegetables in Curry Sauce




KOO Mixed Vegetables in Cape Malay Curry Sauce




KOO Mixed Vegetables in Durban Curry Sauce




KOO Mixed Vegetables in Brine




Helderberg Fresh Garden Peas in Sweetened Brine




KOO Fresh Garden Peas in Brine




KOO Fresh Garden Peas in Brine




KOO Surfmaid Peas Petit Pois in Sweetened Brine




KOO Short Spaghetti in Flavoured Tomato Sauce




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