The pilchards in tomato sauce recall that has affected Checkers, Shoprite and OK house brands has now been extended to pilchards in chili sauce as well. The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NCRS) has ordered all formal wholesalers, retailers and informal traders to remove and stop selling the 400g Pilchards in Tomato Sauce and 400g Pilchards in Chili Sauce with immediate effect.

“This follows the outcome of the investigation which the organisation conducted that revealed a deficiency in the canning process. Some of the cans were comprised during the sauce filling step on the production line therefore could affect the safety of consumers,” says manufacturer West Point Processors in a statement. “The problem manifests itself after months of storage which cause the content of the can to react with the metal of the can.”

The affected products were manufactured in 2019 by West Point Processors based in St Helen Bay on the West Coast, and have been distributed nationally to various retailers across the country.

Below are the details of the product brands affected and the NRCS implore all consumers to return the products to any shop where they were purchased for a refund:

– Deep Catch

– Mammas

– OK Housebrand

– Prime Ocean

– Spar

– Sunny

– Shoprite Ritebrand

– Cape Point

– Checkers Housebrand

– U Brand

– Saldanha

– West Point

The products affected carry the codes that begin with ZST29 and ZSC29 for easy identification.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.