West Point Processors, the company producing some of the house brands pilchard products for Shoprite, Checkers, U Brand and OK has released a statement asking customers to return some of its pilchards in tomato sauce products.
The recall is only related 400g Pilchards in Tomato Sauce products which have specified batch codes starting with ZST2 and ZSC2.
According to the statement circulated on Saturday the company said, “There is a small possibility that some tins may have a canning deficiency which could make the product unfit for consumption.”
The company has asked customers to return the affected tins to the stores where they bought them. “While the bulk of the stock that may contain deficient cans have already been isolated in our factory, in retail distribution centres across the country and removed from sale in stores, it is possible that consumers may recently have purchased an affected tin.”