Supermarket giant ALDI has released a statement recalling its ‘Oh So Natural Wholefoods’ Almond, Cashew and Cranberry Bites.
The recall is due to the presence of peanuts which are not declared in the allergen statement.
The snack bites come in a 200g resealable plastic pouch and all best before dates are affected.
The packets have been available for sale from ALDI stores in Queensland, Victoria and the following NSW stores – Lavington, Albury, Tweed Heads South, Grafton, Ballina, Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Casino, Byron Bay, Toormina, Goonellabah, Armidale and Kingscliff.
Other stores and states are not affected by the recall.
Consumers with a peanut allergy or intolerance are advised to not consume the product as it may cause a reaction.
The product can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund and if you are concerned about your health, it is recommended to seek medical advice.
ALDI insists it takes product quality and safety seriously, and has apologised on its website for any inconvenience about the recall.
#recall: Aldi Stores (a Limited Partnership) has recalled oh so natural Wholefoods Almond, Cashew and Cranberry Bites 200g from Aldi stores in QLD, VIC and select stores in NSW due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (peanut). All best before dates https://t.co/Kyg3oSIJ9Z pic.twitter.com/bsneEco8qp
— NSW Food Authority (@NSWFoodAuth) May 11, 2018
Other recent product recalls
Coles has recently been hit with a number of product recalls including Coles Mini Classics Ice Creams, Coles Sugar Free Dark Chocolates and Creative Gourmet Pomegranate sold exclusively in Coles stores.
The Coles Mini Classic Vanilla and Almond Ice Creams (360ml/6pk) were recalled after it was found that some might contain metal fragments. Only batches with the best before date 16/04/2020, 17/04/2020 and 18/04/2020 were affected.
The Coles Sugar Free Dark Chocolates were marketed to vegans but actually contained the presence of undeclared milk. Coles apologised about the recall and has taken the blocks off the shelves.
Amid the rockmelon recalls, Creative Gourmet Frozen Pomegranate Arils (180g) imported from Egypt and sold in Coles supermarkets were recalled due to hepatitis A fears. Those affected by the outbreak were based in Sydney, the Central Coast and Wollongong.