Woolworths is recalling this ice cream

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Woolworths is recalling its Peanut Butter Dairy Ice Cream with immediate effect.

“Only our peanut butter ice cream is being recalled. All other Woolworths products containing peanut butter, including our range of peanut butter, remain 100% safe for consumption,” the company said in a statement.

Earlier this month, some South African products containing peanut butter were found to contain higher levels of aflatoxin than regulations allow.

Woolworths tested its peanut butter for aflatoxin and it was found to be safe for consumption.

Aflatoxin is a toxin secreted by some types of mold, including peanuts, corn and other grain products. It can cause cancer.

“However, it must be consumed in very high quantities before it is dangerous for people,” says Woolworths’ statement.

Since other players in the industry have recalled their products, Woolworths has systematically started testing all its secondary products that also contain peanut butter, such as cookies, sauces, pretzels, energy bars and ice cream. “This was only done as a precautionary measure to make sure that all our products meet our strict quality standards.”

During this process it was found that Woolworths Peanut Butter ice cream contained higher levels of aflatoxin than regulations allow. “So we are removing it from our shelves. Customers who purchased the product can take it to their local store for a full refund.”

Woolworths says it remains committed to excellent quality. “Our strict food safety management processes ensure that all food we produce, pack and sell meets the quality that Woolworths customers expect.”

Woolworths is recalling Peanut Butter Dairy Ice Cream with immediate effect. Only our peanut butter ice cream is being…

Posted by WOOLWORTHS on Friday, February 23, 2024