SABC News has found a batch of the re-called pilchards still up for sale at a Shoprite store in Fordsburg in Johannesburg.
Last week Shoprite-Checkers issued a statement in which it announced that it had recalled the batch of pilchards with the codes ‘ZST2 and ZSC2’.
Hi there, we swiftly reacted to West Point Processors’ recall notice to the retail industry as food safety concerns are taken very seriously in our business. Please read here for more information: https://t.co/fFtkFLUFiS
— Shoprite SA (@Shoprite_SA) February 23, 2020
This was in response to the product supplier West Point Processors’ notice, that it was recalling the 400 grams pilchards brands, Cape Point and Saldanha as well as Shoprite Ritebrand, Checkers Housebrands, U-brand and Ok Housebrand.
When confronted with this the store manager said he was not aware of this but as far as he knew the affected batch had been removed from the shelf.
He could not comment further as he is not mandated to speak to the media.
West Point Processors which supply the products says there’s a possibility that some tins may have a deficiency that could make the product unfit for consumption.
The company says it is investigating this to ensure that its product meets the highest standards.