Pick n Pay has recalled No Name Smooth Peanut Butter, Eden Smooth Peanut Butter, and Eden Crunch Peanut Butter which are sold nationwide from its stores.
In a statement, the giant retailer said that all stocks of these products (peanut butter) have already been removed from all stores countrywide and that there is no other peanut butter brand at Pick n Pay involved in the recall.
“Pick n Pay is recalling No Name Smooth Peanut Butter, Eden Smooth Peanut Butter and Eden Crunch Peanut Butter, which are sold throughout the country. All stocks of these products have already been removed from all stores countrywide. No other peanut butter brand at Pick n Pay is involved in the recall,” the company said.
This follows an in-house standard testing, which found the products to have higher than regulated levels of aflatoxin, which may cause health complications.
As per the World Health Organization, consuming high amounts of Aflatoxin can result in poisoning and pose life-threatening risks.
It added “Following in-house standard testing, these products were found to have higher than regulated levels of Aflatoxin, which may constitute a health risk. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mycotoxin, but the levels we detected were higher than the regulatory threshold.”
Customers who purchased the affected peanut butter products are encouraged to return them to Pick n Pay for a full refund, regardless of the expiration date or whether the products have been opened, to address any concerns they may have.