The National Consumer Commission has warned the public about the consumption of Liqui Fruit Red Grape still juice which comes in 330ml cans…

In a media statement released this past weekend, the consumer watchdog confirmed that it had been informed by Pioneer Foods “of its intention to recall a batch” of the popular fruit beverage.

Acting Consumer Commissioner Thezi Mabuza said: “The information we have is that there are glass particles found in the product and this poses a health risk to consumers if consumed.”

The batch in question has date codings BB 01.04.2021 and BB 02.04.2021. The affected items have a 27327 product code.

Mabuza urged anyone who has “bought this product to stop consuming it immediately and return it back to the retailer of purchase for a full refund.”

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For safety reasons, the public has been asked not to dispose of the product but rather to return to the seller for proper disposal.

Pioneer Foods is still pursuing an internal investigation to determine the extent of the problem and will in due course inform the consumer commission of its findings. The company reiterated that “small shards of glass” were found “in a single batch.”

“The NCC will upon receipt of the official notice monitor the recall of this product,” explained Mabuza.

A statement on the Pioneer Foods website advises people who are unable to return the product to the store where it was was purchsed, to contact reach out to the producer’s helpline by calling 0800 212 360 or emailing consumercare@pioneerfoods.co.za.

Pioneer Foods said: “All other Liqui Fruit product codes are unaffected and do not need to be returned.”

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