Peanut butter recall at Pick n Pay.

Specific peanut butter recall at Pick n Pay. Image: Pick n Pay

Peanut butter recall at Pick n Pay: Revealing the reasons

Peanut butter recall at Pick n Pay, uncovering the underlying causes behind the precautionary measure taken to prioritise customer safety.

Peanut butter recall at Pick n Pay.

Specific peanut butter recall at Pick n Pay. Image: Pick n Pay

Pick n Pay is taking swift action to ensure the health and safety of its customers by recalling specific peanut butter products from its shelves nationwide.

The affected items include No Name Smooth Peanut Butter, Eden Smooth Peanut Butter, and Eden Crunch Peanut Butter.

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Exclusive peanut butter brands at Pick n Pay remain unaffected

Every store nationwide has already removed all stocks of these products. Importantly, this recall does not implicate any other peanut butter brand at Pick n Pay.

Our commitment to prioritising the well-being of our customers is paramount. Pick n Pay strongly encourage those who purchased the mentioned peanut butter products to return them to Pick n Pay for a full refund, especially if the product’s expiry date is between now and July 2025.

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“If any customer has concerns, they are quite welcome to return these products whether or not they fall within this expiry date, or whether products have been opened or not,” said Pick n Pay in a statement.

The recall stems from in-house standard testing of these peanut butters revealing higher-than-regulated levels of Aflatoxin, a naturally occurring mycotoxin. The detected levels surpass the established regulatory threshold, posing potential health risks.

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Check, return, refund: Customer safety

In response to this issue, Pick n Pay has actively engaged with regulatory bodies, including the National Consumer Commission and the National Department of Health, Directorate Food Control.

Pick n Pay urge customers to thoroughly check their pantries and food cupboards for the affected products. Promptly return them to any Pick n Pay store for a full refund. The safety and satisfaction are their top priorities.

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