The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) would like to inform the general public that the recalled products by Tiger Brands are still being supplied by some traders across the country. Tiger Brands recalled specific KOO, Hugo’s and Helderberg canned vegetable products, which were produced between 1st May, 2019 and 5th May, 2021 due to packaging defects. According to Tiger Brands, the cans may have had a defective side seam weld that could cause the can to leak. Consequently, the defective products may be contaminated and therefore harmful to consumers.

In the wake of the order, on 29th July 2021, the Commission issued a statement, informing the general public of the product recall, and advising both traders and consumers to take necessary precautions. On 8th October, 2021, the Commission conducted another inspection of supermarkets and grocery shops in Blantyre and Lilongwe to verify compliance to a Product Recall Order by Tiger Brands.

During the inspections, the Commission found that there were several traders across the country that still stocked the recalled products particularly those under the specified batches below. This includes some of the leading supermarkets and grocery shops in the country.

In view of the findings above, the Commission has commenced investigations against the businesses enterprises found in contravention of the recall order. Therefore, the Commission would like to advise all consumers to be cautious when buying the subject products, with particular observance of the product batches specified below. The Commission would also like to warn all traders who are still stocking and selling the recalled products to immediately cease and desist from the conduct or otherwise face consequences.

The table below provides the specific bar codes for the recalled products, which were produced between 1st May, 2019 and 5th May, 2021.

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

For more information on this statement, you may contact Innocent Helema on 0880725075 or email [email protected].