Budget supermarket Aldi has recently recalled peanut packets from their shelves—for fear that they could pose a health risk to those with nut allergies.
The reason for pulling the product was poor labelling. The bag of nuts contained cashews, but the packet failed to mention this on the label, according to the Food Standards Agency.
Clancy’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts was the only product affected, it said.
The agency advises customers who bought the snack and have an allergy to cashews not to eat it, and to return it to the supermarket, where they can get a full refund.
According to the Food Standards Agency, the snack was only offered in three areas in the UK: Neston, Darlington, and Goldthorpe.
The 200-gram snack pack has a use-by date of July 2018 and the batch code is 7292 7291, according to the Food Standards Agency.
Tree nut allergies, such as cashews, have increased dramatically. Over the past decade, the number of peanut allergies in the United States and UK has doubled and there are an estimated 100,000 new cases of tree nut and peanut allergies each year, reports AllergyUK.
Peanuts are in fact a part of the legume family, which includes beans and peas, as they are grown underground as opposed to on trees.
Nut allergies can cause abdominal pain, cramps, nausea, and vomiting, shortness of breath, and more.
Aldi is not the only major supermarket to have recalled goods over possible health risks caused by labelling.
Aldi rival Lidl recently issued a recall over the Alesto Snacking Pockets because the labelling was not in English and the snacks contained cashew nuts, almonds, and hazelnuts.
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