More peanut butter products recalled

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) will probe the safety of all peanut butter brands, following the recall of more peanut butter.

The recalled products are Dischem’s Lifestyle peanut butter brand, Wazoogles Superfoods, Eden All Natural, and Pick n’ Pay’s No Name peanut butter.

PICTURE: Images of  recalled brands

“The Commission urges the manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of peanut butter to comply with regulations and conduct urgent tests to assess the safety of the products on their shelves and take immediate corrective steps, if found to be unsafe,” said acting Commissioner, Thezi Mabuza.

The Commissioner reiterated that the Consumer Protection Act requires that goods that pose any risk of harm to the consumer be recalled, and “it is the responsibility of the manufacturers, importers, and retailers to ensure that goods comply with all applicable laws and standards of the Republic".

“Aflatoxin may lead to health complications not limited to nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. We, therefore, urge South African consumers, who have the recalled products, to immediately stop consuming these products and return the products to the point of purchase for a full refund, with or without proof of purchase,” Mabuza said.


Done by: Mitchum George


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