The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) would like to inform the general public that Tiger Brands, a South African manufacturer, is recalling certain KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable products produced from 1st May 2019 to 5th May 2021 due to defective cans.

According to Tiger Brands, the cans may have a defective side seam weld that could cause the can to leak. The recalled canned products include KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable range, including baked beans. The defective products may be contaminated and therefore harmful to consumers.

The table below details the specific recalled products with their bar codes.

Product DescriptionWeightBarcode
KOO Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce410g6009522300586
KOO Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce-Lite410g6009522306571
Hugo’s Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce410g6009522305536
KOO Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce 4 pack **NEW**4 x 410g6009522307653
KOO Butter Beans in Brine410g6001024023543
KOO Butter Beans in Tangy Curry Sauce410g6001024000469
KOO Butter Beans in Tomato Sauce420g6001024024007
KOO Baked Beans in Chilli Sauce420g6001024035003
KOO Baked Beans in Tomato & Herb 410g6009522303006
KOO Baked Beans in Curry Sauce410g6009522303020
KOO Baked Beans in Hot Chakalaka410g6009522303013
KOO Baked Beans in BBQ Flavoured Sauce410g6009522308117
KOO Baked Beans in Chilli Wors Flavoured Sauce410g6009522308124
KOO Creamstyle Sweetcorn415g6009522300562 
KOO Whole Kernel in Brine410g6001024386655
KOO Mixed Vegetables in Sweet and Spicy Curry Sauce420g6009522300296
KOO Mixed Vegetables in Hot Curry Sauce420g6009522300289
KOO Mixed Vegetables in Curry Sauce420g6001024549913
KOO Mixed Vegetables in Cape Malay Curry Sauce420g6009522307639
KOO Mixed Vegetables in Durban Curry Sauce420g6009522307646
KOO Mixed Vegetables in Brine410g6001024103184
Helderberg Fresh Garden Peas in Sweetened Brine400g6009522308506
KOO Fresh Garden Peas in Brine 410g6001024223318
KOO Fresh Garden Peas in Brine 400g6009522308186
KOO Surfmaid Peas Petit Pois in Sweetened Brine 400g6009522308193
KOO Short Spaghetti in Flavoured Tomato Sauce410g6001024383623

Bearing in mind that some of the products are imported into Malawi, on 29th July 2021, CFTC carried out shop inspections in Lilongwe to assess the availability of the recalled product on the market. The inspectors found that the recalled products are available in some of the shops and supermarkets. The Commission would like to advise all consumers who may have purchased the recalled products to immediately return them to the suppliers for proper disposition. The Commission is also directing all traders who have stocks of the recalled product to immediately stop selling them.

The Commission is further advising consumers to critically check the material information on the products before purchasing or using them.

For more information on this statement, you may contact Innocent Helema on 0880725075 or email