Aldi is recalling the Clancy’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts because of undeclared cashew nuts
A supermarket has recalled a brand of nuts because the packets do not contain a warning about nut allergies.
Aldi is recalling the Clancy’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts because of undeclared cashew nuts.
This means the product is a ‘possible health risk’ for anyone with an allergy to nuts, the Foods Standards Agency has said.
While a reaction to peanuts is one of the best-known food allergies, peanuts are from a different plant family – the legumes.
But cashews are part of the tree nut family alongside almonds and walnuts and have been found by some studies to cause an even more severe allergic reaction.
It is possible to be allergic to both types of nut – which is why the product was recalled as the public need to know which type is in the packet.
An Aldi company spokesman said that the product – in a 200g pack size, with ‘best before’ July 2018 and batch code 7292 7291 – was only available in three regional areas.
An Aldi company spokesman said that the product – in a 200g pack size, with ‘best before’ July 2018 and batch code 7292 7291 – was only available in three regional areas
These included Neston, Cheshire, Darlington, Durham, and Goldthorpe, Yorkshire, but anyone having purchased a pack from the batch is advised to return it to the store from which it was bought.
A statement from the FSA with an ‘allergy alert’ said: ‘Aldi is recalling its Clancy’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts because they contain cashew nuts, which are undeclared on the label.
‘This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts.’
An Aldi spokesman said: ‘We have recalled a single batch of this product as a precaution because a small number of packs may contain cashew nuts.
‘This ingredient was not declared on the product label.
‘Customers should return the product to their nearest store where they will receive a full refund.’
The German budget supermarket has told customers with an allergy to cashew nuts who bought the snack not to eat it, but return it to the store for a refund
It comes as Lidl is also recalling a brand of snacks in Southampton as the ingredients list is not listed in English.
The Alesto Snacking Pocket Summertime Strawberry & Nut (Seriously Berry) contains cashews, the Crunchy Seed & Nut contain cashews and almonds and the Golden Fruit & Nut contains sulphur dioxide and hazelnuts.
A statement on the FSA website says: ‘Lidl is recalling three varieties of its Alesto Snacking Pockets because the labelling is not in English. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy to nuts and/or a sensitivity to sulphite dioxide/sulphites. ‘
It comes as Lidl is also recalling a brand of snacks in Southampton as the ingredients list is not listed in English
A spokesman for Lidl said: ‘Lidl UK is recalling Alesto Snacking Pockets Assorted, 25g, as some of the packaging is not in English and the product contains cashews, almonds and hazelnuts.
‘The non-English packaging was sold in the Southampton region.
‘If you have bought the above product, and have an allergy / intolerance to cashews, almonds or hazelnuts, we advise you not to eat it. Instead, return it to a Lidl UK store for a full refund.
‘Other Alesto products are not affected by this recall. Any customers with queries or concerns can contact Customer Services on 0370 444 1234.’
Last week, Lidl recalled four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks as the allergens were not written in English.