On Friday 27 May Shoprite and Checkers announced a recall of cans of Cape Point Light Meat Shredded Tuna in Water, due to possible defects.
According to Eyewitness News, the supermarket chain warned consumers who may have already consumed cans of the 170 grams tuna to consult their doctors if they are worried.
In a statement released by Shoprite and Checkers, the retailers said they have not received any complaints as yet, but consumers should err on the side of caution.
“To date, we have not received any complaints and this action is being taken out of an abundance of caution,” Citizen quoted them as saying.
As per the statement, the voluntary recall is limited to products with the production code EEJCK BPHGS01, with a production date of 23 July 2021 and an expiry date of 23 July 2024.
“Cape Point Light Meat Shredded Tuna in Water products in 170g cans with different product codes from the one listed here are not affected by this recall, and neither are any other Cape Point products.”
Consumers who may have purchased the canned tuna product should not consume it but instead return it to their nearest Shoprite or Checkers store for a full refund.
However, those who have already consumed the affected product are advise to consult a medical professional for advice and guidance if they have any concerns.
To find the production code, consumers should check the bottom of the can.
If you require any assistance with finding the production code or returning a product, please contact 0800 01 07 09 or email either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.