Tiger Brands recall 20 million canned vegetable products
Tiger Brands has issued a recall of 20 million canned vegetable products due to a small number of defective cans supplied by the packaging supplier.
The products were produced between May 1, 2019 and May 5, 2021.
The issue was traced back to three different batches of cans purchased from one of the division’s key packaging suppliers, Gayatri Cans.
The company in question did not supply the affected cans to any other food manufacturer.
“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,” the company said in an official statement.
“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.”
The company said it was working with its retail and wholesale customers to remove all affected canned products from store shelves and replace them with fresh stock produced from quality assured cans.
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