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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. Tiger Brands identified the issue as part of its internal quality assurance processes.

 

1. Which products are being recalled? 
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

 

 

Affected Products

 

 

2. Does the side seam leakage present a consumer health risk?
No health issues have been reported to date relating to the affected product range. Although there is a low probability of illness and injury, matters of quality and food safety are an absolute priority for Tiger Brands. The company in consultation with the National Consumer Council (NCC) therefore made the decision to initiate a precautionary withdrawal in the best interest of consumers.

 

3. Where do I return these products to and will I be refunded?
If you have KOO or Hugo’s canned vegetable products at home that were produced from 1 May 2019 to 5 May 2021 and that form part of the recall, you can return the canned products to your nearest supermarket or wholesale outlet for a refund.

 

4. How do I know if the canned products I have at home are part of this withdrawal?
Canned vegetable products forming part of the recall can be identified by looking at the manufacturing date code stamped on the bottom or 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

5. Who do I contact if I have more questions?
For more information contact the consumer careline on 0860 100 891 or at tigercsd@tigerbrands.com.

 

6. Are canned foods safe to eat? What should I be on the lookout for?
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.

 

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