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Shoprite, Checkers supplier recalls 400g pilchards in tomato sauce products

The company in a statement said there was a small possibility some tins had a canning deficiency, which could make the product unfit for consumption.

A Shoprite store. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - West Point Processors, a supplier to selected Shoprite and Checkers stores, has been forced to recall pilchards in tomato sauce products.

This recall applies specifically to the 400g pilchards in tomato sauce products which have the specific batch codes starting with ZST2 and ZSC2.

The company in a statement said there was a small possibility some tins had a canning deficiency, which could make the product unfit for consumption.

The bulk of the affected stock has been isolated in their factory.

"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. The affected brands are Cape Point and Saldanha as well as Shoprite Ritebrand, Checkers Housebrand, U-brand and OK Housebrand," the company said.

Products with the abovementioned codes must be returned to the supermarket where it was purchased for a full refund.