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Public Alert No: 014/2020- Recall of Liquid Fruit Grape Juice product code 27327 by South Africa Food Company

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has received a report that South Africa Pioneer Foods Company has voluntarily recalled Liquid Fruit Red Grape Juice 330ml can with product code 27327.

Updated Reports available reveal that Pioneer Foods has confirmed that Liqui Fruit Red Grape Juice 330ml cans related to the batch under recall do not contain a piece of glass as previously reported. The substance has now been independently verified to be Potassium Bitartrate crystals.

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

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





pack Barcode

Single Unit



Liqui Fruit Red Grape 330ml cans 01/04/2021 27327 6001240225615 6001240225608 6001240225592
(printed on side of 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 use of this product to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 TOLL-FREE from all networks)

or via the e-Reporting platform available on the NAFDAC

NAFDAC……..Customer-focused, Agency-minded!!!

Signed Management



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