West Point Processors has issued a recall on 400g pilchards in tomato sauce after it was discovered that the fish we “unfit for human consumption” due to a “canning deficiency”.
Briefly.co.za learned that the manufacturer supplies stores such as Shoprite and Checkers. Customers who have bought one of the tins have been urged to return the product for a refund.
“Because consumer safety is our top priority, we wish to recall some Pilchards in Tomato Sauce products,” the company said in a statement.
“The recall is only related to the 400g Pilchards in Tomato Sauce products which have the specific batch codes starting with ZST2 and ZSC2.
“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.”
Most of the stock within the factory has been identified and removed and tins in retail centres have been taken off the shelves according to timeslive.co.za.
However, there is a chance that customers may have bought a deficient tin.
“Products with the above-mentioned codes must be returned to the supermarket where it was purchased for a full refund. We apologise for any inconvenience caused,” said the company.
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