The manufacturer and food supplier of Shoprite, among other retailers, issued a statement recalling 400g pilchards in tomato sauce products, with the specific batch codes starting with ZST2 and ZSC2.The manufacturer had indicated that the affected brands were Cape Point, Saldanha, Shoprite Ritebrand, Checkers Housebrand, U-brand and OK Housebrand.
“There is a small possibility that some tins may have a canning deficiency which could make the product unfit for consumption. We are working to identify the issue, and ensure that our product meets the high standard our consumers rightly expect from us.” iol
“The supplier is in the process of uplifting isolated cans with the specific batch codes that it recalled, from our stores and distribution centres as well as from competitor retail outlets. We cannot yet provide a date when replacement stock in the affected brands will be available, but there are other brands of pilchards in tomato sauce that are not affected available to our customers.”
According to TimesLive “It’s not just West Point Processors’ tinned pilchards in tomato sauce that has been recalled, but their pilchards in chilli sauce as well — sold by retailers countrywide under 12 brands, the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) announced.”