New Zealand – Koo, Hugo’s, Helderberg brand Canned Vegetables, Beans and Spaghetti products – Microbial Contamination

MPI

Several importers are recalling specific batches of Koo, Hugo’s and Helderberg brand canned vegetables, beans and spaghetti products due to a packaging fault, which may lead to a potential risk of microbial contamination in the products.

Product identification
Product type Canned goods
Name of product (size) Helderberg Fresh Garden Peas in Sweetened Brine (400g)

Hugo’s brand Baked Beans in Tomato Flavoured Sauce (410g)

Koo brand Baked Beans in Barbeque Flavoured Sauce (410g)

Koo brand Baked Beans in Chilli Sauce (420g)

Koo brand Baked Beans in Chilli Wors Flavoured Sauce (410g)

Koo brand Baked Beans in Hot Chakalaka Sauce (410g)

Koo brand Baked Beans in Hot Curry Sauce (420g)

Koo brand Baked Beans in Tomato and Herb Sauce (410g)

Koo brand Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce (410g)

Koo brand Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce Lite (410g)

Koo brand Butter Beans in Brine (410g)

Koo brand Butter Beans in Tangy Curry Sauce (410g)

Koo brand Butter Beans in Tomato Sauce (420g)

Koo brand Creamstyle Sweetcorn (415g)

Koo brand Fresh Garden Peas in Brine (410g)

Koo brand Garden Peas in Sweetened Brine (400g)

Koo brand Mixed Vegetables in Brine (410g)

Koo brand Mixed Vegetables in Cape Malay Curry Sauce (420g)

Koo brand Mixed Vegetables in Curry Sauce (420g)

Koo brand Mixed Vegetables in Durban Curry Sauce (420g)

Koo brand Mixed Vegetables in Hot Curry Sauce (420g)

Koo brand Mixed Vegetables in Sweet and Spicy Curry Sauce (420g)

Koo brand Short Spaghetti in Flavoured Tomato Sauce (410g)

Koo brand Whole Kernel Corn in Brine (410g)

Koo Surfmaid Petit Pois in Sweetened Brine (400g)

Date marking Produced from MAN 01/05/2019 up to and including MAN 05/05/2021
Package size and description The products are sold in various weights in tinned cans.
Distribution
Northland
Biltong + Ltd 273 Rodney Street, Wellsford
Bin Inn Whangarei 75 Walton Street, Whangarei
Auckland
FoodCulture 3/44 Fortunes Road,Halfmoon bay
Biltong Plus 273 Rodney Street, Wellsford
Freds Fine Foods 52 Oteha Valley Road, Northcross
OSSEWA Home baked Industries 573 Buckland Road, Buckland
Select Products Ltd (Howick) 170 Wellington Street, Howick
Tackle and Outdoor 12 Elizabeth Street, Wakword
Butcher Boy Shop 3 , 345 Chapel Road, Flat bush
The South African Shop Limited 1A Buscomb Ave Henderson
The South African Shop Limited 2B Arklow Lane Stanmore Bay
The South African Shop Limited 6 Rosedale Road, Windsor Park
Mama Africa Suite 8, 28 Subway Road, Pukekohe
SA Shop Whangaparoa 2B Arklow Lane, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparāoa
Inside Africa 2 Bishop Dunn Place, East Tamaki, Auckland
Inside Africa 24 Dunrobin Place, Half Moon Bay, Auckland
Inside Africa 7 Mercari Way, Albany
Waikato
Elite Meats Biltong and Dried Sausages 97 Fifth Avenue, Enderley, Hamilton
Little & Wild Café and SA Shjop 29 Totara Street, Tauppo
Meat ‘n Greet 718 Grey Street, Hamilton East
Rototuna FoodMart 412 Hukanui Road,Rototuna,Hamilton
The Lekker Shop 1 Grasslands Place, Frankton
Bay of Plenty
Big 5 Biltong & Braai Shop 5/38 Gravatt RoadPapamoa Beach
Boerewors NZ Unit 6, 70 Hotuhotu Street, Tauriko
Gateway to Africa 152 Eleventh Avenue,Tauranga
HawkesBay
The Saffa Shack 28 Havelock Road, Havelock North
 Gisborne
Yebo It’s Africa 79 Peel Street, Gisborne
Taranaki
Bok Shop Shop 10 ,The Richmond Centre, 4 Egmont Street, New Plymouth
Manawatu-Wanganui
eSANZ 73 Milson Line, Milson, Palmerston North
Mzansi South African Shop Palmerston North 11A Newhaven Place, Roslyn, Palmerston North
Greater Wellington
Biltong and Wors Shop 13 Collins Ave, Tawa, Wellington
Little Africa 70 Raglan Street, Landowne
Ontrays 38 Fitzherbert St, petone
South Island
Safari Meats and SA Shop 100 Carmen Road, Hornyby, Christchurch
South African Pantry 20 Main Road South, Coastlands Shopping Town
Taste of Africa Christchurch 189 Idris Road, Strowan, Christchurch
Afri-Kai 14 Clifton Terrace
Benhay Investments Ltd 7 Coronation Court, Milton, Otago
Blenheim Mart 31 Scott Street, Blenheim
Online:
Biltong + Ltd https://www.biltongplus.co.nz/
Gateway to Africa Limited https://gatewaytoafrica.co.nz/
Inside Africa https://insideafrica.nz/
The South African shop Ltd https://sashopnz.co.nz/
Notes The cans may have a defective side seam weld that could cause the can to leak or become swelled/bulged. The affected products should not be consumed regardless of the appearance. If a can is leaking or have become swelled/bulged, handle carefully as the can may explode.

This recall does not affect any other Koo, Hugo’s or Helderberg brand products.

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to check the date of manufacture on the bottom of the can.

Example of date of manufacture.

Affected products should not be consumed. There have been no reports of associated illness, however if you have consumed any of these products and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.

Customers should return the products to their retailer for a full refund.

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact the retailer you purchased the product from.

The products are imported by the following importers:

Gateway to Africa: 07 5710299

Inside Africa: 021 2735242

RWS – Export Ltd: 027 6196786

South African Bok Shop Ltd: 06 7572582

The South African Restaurant Group Ltd: 09 2139517

The South African Shop Ltd: 09 4788016

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