Recall: High levels of toxins found in nuts
Woolworths New Zealand Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its Woolworths brand Crunchy Natural Almonds as testing has identified toxins above acceptable levels.
MPI says the product affected is sold in 225g plastic containers, with the best before date of 02 JAN 20.
"The product is imported from Australia. The product is sold in Countdown supermarkets nationwide. The product has not been exported."
This recall does not affect any other Woolworths brand products.
The recall is about specific toxins called aflatoxins. Aflatoxins are naturally occurring in many food products and are produced by a group of moulds that grow on foods produced in hot and tropical climates. Levels of aflatoxin in the New Zealand diet are usually very low and don't represent a health risk, however, consumption of food products with increased levels of aflatoxin over a continuous period of time can be harmful.
Affected product should not be consumed. If you have consumed any of this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.
Customers should return the product to their retailer for a full refund.
Who to contact
If you have questions, contact Woolworths New Zealand Ltd:
• Phone: 0800 40 40 40
• Address: 80 Favona Rd, Mangere, Auckland.