Pick n Pay is recalling No Name Smooth Peanut Butter, Eden Smooth Peanut Butter, and Eden Crunch Peanut Butter due to elevated Aflatoxin levels, posing potential health risks.
“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,” it said.
Pick n Pay said that, following in-house standard testing, the 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,” it said.
The retailer urged customers who bought the named peanut butter products to return them to Pick n Pay for a full refund if any product has an expiry date between now and July 2025.
“We’re asking our customers to please check their pantries and food cupboards and make sure to return the products concerned to any Pick n Pay store for a full refund.”
“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,” it said. The group said it has engaged the National Consumer Commission and the National Department of Health, Directorate Food Control. aid.