Recall of peanut products due to aflatoxin above acceptable levels

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Apr 05, 2024 |

Prolife Foods is recalling specific batches of various Value Pack and Refill Pack products containing peanuts.

New Zealand Food Safety deputy director-general Vincent Arbuckle said they contain levels of aflatoxins above the allowable level in New Zealand.

The products affected by this recall are:

* Value Pack (VP) Nuts and Raisins (400g) with a Best Before: 29 SEP 2024

* Value Pack (VP) Roasted Salted Peanuts (400g) with a Best Before: 08 OCT 2024 and 15 OCT 2024

* Value Pack (VP) Roasted Salted Peanuts (750g) with a Best Before 08 OCT 2024

* Refill Pack brand Roasted Nut Mix (850g) with a Best Before: 05 OCT 2024

* Refill Pack brand Raw Nut Mix (850g) with a Best Before: 05 OCT 2024

“If you have bought any of these products, don’t consume them and return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

“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 an extended period of time can be harmful.”

The affected products are sold at selected supermarkets throughout New Zealand.

“The recalled products are imported and, although they have undergone the necessary testing, they were released by the importer in error without confirming the results.”

The products have been removed from stores. The affected products are not available overseas.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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