This was confirmed by MCC Public Relations Officer ’Makatleho Mosala on Wednesday following an announcement made the day before by the body.
The beverage in question is produced by Pioneer Fruits Product and packaged in 330ml tins/cans.
MCC said the situation poses serious health risk, requesting consumers to refrain from buying the product until further notice.
“Health inspectors at MCC have begun a campaign to ensure that all stores selling the product do not include it in the stock they vend,” MCC’s letter said.
The single unit barcode on the affected batch is 6001240225592 and is printed on the side of the can. The best before code reads “BB 01.04.2021 C TIME and BB 02.04.2021 C TIME”.
In South Africa, according to the IOL website, retailers have already removed stock of Liqui Fruit’s red grape juice from their shelves following the glass particles scare.
Premier Foods store issued a national recall of the red grape 330ml cans after the company received reports of small shards of glass in a single batch.
Shoprite said they were adhering to the recall instituted as a precaution by PepsiCo.
“The affected batches of 330ml Liqui Fruit cans have already been taken off shelf in Shoprite Group supermarkets following a recall notice received from PepsiCo Sub-Saharan Africa on Friday. We urge customers to check any Liqui Fruit red grape 330ml cans recently purchased and return any recalled product to the store where it was purchased for a refund,” Shoprite said.
Pick ’n Pay also confirmed that they have removed the affected products.
Acting consumer commissioner Thezi Mabuza said while the commission has not received a full notification in terms of the product safety recall guidelines, Pioneer Foods is still conducting an investigation.