Tiger Brand recalls KOO and Hugo’s tinned foods over ‘defective cans’

Tiger Brands has announced that customers who bought KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable products recently must return them for a refund, due to an “extremely small number of defective cans supplied by a packaging supplier”.

This will see approximately 20 million KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable products recalled because of safety concerns.

“The cans may have a defective side seam weld that could cause the can to leak. The company identified the issue as part of its internal quality assurance processes,” the food manufacturer said in a statement.

The canned products affected include KOO and Hugo’s baked beans, mixed vegetables, among others, that were produced from 1 May 2019 to 5 May 2021.

“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.”

Tiger Brands explained that the recall applies to a specific batch only with the following details:

Man: 05/05/2021 08:58 4 K2 2H 9

Best Before: 05/05/2024

No health issues reported

The company indicated that no health issues had been reported, adding that it had also informed the National Consumer Commission (NCC) of its intention to recall the product.

“No health issues have been reported to date relating to the affected product range. 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 and made the decision to initiate a precautionary withdrawal in the best interest of consumers,” Tiger Brands said.

Tiger Brands has since advised customers to go to their nearest supermarket or wholesale outlet to return the products for a refund.

Affected products:

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


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