The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has recalled the Liquid Fruit Red Grape Juice 330ml can with product code 27327 following a recall report received by the South Africa Pioneer Foods Company.
The South Africa Pioneer Foods Company reportedly confirmed that Liquid Fruit Red Grape Juice 330ml cans do not contain pieces of glass but Potassium Bitartrate crystals as independently verified.
Potassium Bitartrate is a naturally occurring substance in products made from grapes such as grape juice and wine. Crystallization of Potassium Bitartrate occurs under certain conditions such as low temperature and in this case occurred post-processing and canning. It is also more commonly known as cream of tartar when used as a cooking aid
The report reportedly said that given the presence of these crystals, consumers are advised not to consume the product. Ingestion of high quantities of Potassium Bitartrate (cream of tartar) can potentially result in life-threatening hyperkalemia
Recalled Product Details
The details of the recalled product are as follows:
|Brand Name||Best Before date||Product Code:||Outer case
|Liqui Fruit Red Grape 330ml cans||01/04/2021||27327||6001240225615||6001240225608||6001240225592
(printed on side of the can)
NAFDAC implores importers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers to immediately stop the importation, distribution, and sale of the affected liquid fruit Red grape juice 300ml.
Anyone in possession of the affected product should submit the affected product in their possession to the nearest NAFDAC office.
Consumers are advised to report adverse events and quality issues related to using this product to the nearest NAFDAC office.