The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) has warned against consumption of Liqui Fruit Red Grape 330 millilitres (ml) cans.
This follows a recall of the product by South Africa-based Pioneer Foods due to small shards of glass found in the product.
In a statement yesterday, CFTC executive director James Kaphale said though the commission’s inspection team has not found products matching the defective batch on the local market, consumers should desist from buying and consuming the product.
He said: “Our team of inspectors conducted inspections in the cities of Lilongwe and Blantyre covering over 40 retail chain stores, distributors and supermarkets to establish the availability of the defective batch on the market, but did find products matching the defective batch.”
CFTC has since advised consumers who may already have bought the recalled products to return the same to the suppliers for proper disposition and refund.
Commenting on the issue, Consumers Association of Malawi executive director John Kapito applauded CFTC for the swift move to investigate the matter and warn consumers on the danger of consuming the product.
He called on the manufacturer to extend warnings of the recall further to ensure that the product is removed from the market through physical collections.
Meanwhile, CFTC said the South African manufacturer is undertaking an investigation to determine the root cause and extent of the defect.
The company has recalled a particular batch of Liqui Fruit Red Grape 330ml cans.