CCPC Cautions Public Against Consumption of Some Caned Tiger Brands
2021-09-28The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has received a cautionary notice from the COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) warning the general public against consuming and selling of some selected Tiger Brands that are alleged to have been packaged in defective cans.
This warning comes after Tiger Brands of South Africa was ordered by the CCCto recall all Tiger Brands KOO and Hugo Branded vegetable products that were manufactured between 1st May 2019 and 5th May 2021.
The recall is due to the cold weld seam defect which is causing small leakages from the cans and has the potential to cause secondary microbial contamination of the food product.
The affected products were exported from South Africa and extended to some countries in the common market such as Zambia, Malawi, Seychelles, Mauritius, Eswatini and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In view of the foregoing, the CCPC is urging all Zambian consumers and traders to exercise caution by ensuring that they look out for the affected Tiger Brands stipulated in “Annexure A” below and avoid consumption or sale for the good of their health and safety.
Product Code Brand Description Manufactured on or Before Dates
15-4259 Koo Koo Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce 12x / 12x410g 5/5/2021
15-2411 Koo Koo Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce Lite /12x410g 5/5/2021
15-2234 Hugo’s Hugos Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce /6x410g 5/5/2021
15-2240 Koo Multi Pack Bits 4x410g 5/5/2021
15-1006 Koo Koo Butter Beans 12x410g / 12x410g 5/5/2021
15-3972 Koo Koo Butter Beans Curry/Tangy Sauce12/12x410g 5/5/2021
15-10007 Koo Koo Butter Beans in Tomato Sauce 12/12x420g 5/5/2021
15-10012 Koo Koo Chilli Beans 12x420g / 12x420g 5/5/2021
15-2392 Koo Koo Baked Beans in Tomato & Herb Sauce / 12x410g 5/5/2021
15-2393 Koo Koo Baked Beans in Curry Sauce 12x410/12410g 5/5/2021
15-2394 Koo Koo Baked Beans in Hot Chakalaka /12x410g 5/5/2021
15-15586 Koo Koo Baked Beans in BBQ Flavoured Sauce 5/5/2021
15-15587 Koo Koo Baked Beans in Chili Wors Flavoured Sauce 5/5/2021
15-4253 Koo Koo Cream Style Sweetcorn 12x415g / 12x415g 5/5/2021
15-10033 Koo Koo Whole Kernel Corn 12x410g / 12x410g 5/5/2021
15-4161 Koo Koo Veg Curry in Tangy Sauce 12x420g / 12x420g 5/5/2021
15-4160 Koo Koo Veg Curry Hot 12x420g/ 12x420g 5/5/2021
15-10021 Koo Koo Vegetable Curry 12x420g/ 12x420g 5/5/2021
15-10019 Koo KOO Cape Malay 12x410g 5/5/2021
15-10022 Koo KOO Durban Curry 12x410g 5/5/2021
15-10018 Koo Koo Mixed Vegetables 12x410g/12x410g 5/5/2021
15-15619 H/BERG Hbg Fresh Garden Peas 12x410g /12x410g 5/5/2021
15-10024 Koo Koo Fresh Garden Peas 12x410g /12x410g 5/5/2021
15-15588 Koo Koo Fresh Garden Peas in Brine 12x400g 5/5/2021
15-15590 Koo Koo Surfmaid Petit Pois in Brine 12x400g 5/5/2021
15-10030 Koo Koo Short Spaghetti 12x410g / 12x410g 5/5/2021
Further, the Commission hereby directs all importers, distributors, traders, wholesalers and retailers to remove and surrender to the nearest Public Health office of every Council all affected Tiger Brands with immediate effect.