Aldi has pulled packets of Clancy’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts from shelves — because the packaging doesn’t mention they contain nuts.
The supermarket says the item contains cashew nut and is advising anyone with a nut allergy to return them.
As peanuts are actually a legume, they have different properties to tree nuts, such as cashews — and trigger different allergies.
Anyone who has purchased a pack of the peanuts in a 200g pack size, with ‘Best before’ end of 07/2018 and batch code 7292 7291, is advised to return it to the store it was bought from.
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The bags of nuts were only available across three regions in the UK: Neston, Darlington and Goldthorpe.
The budget supermarket says customers who bought the snack and has an allergy to cashew nuts should return it to Aldi in exchange for a full refund.
Meanwhile, Lidl, another budget retailer, is recalling Alesto Snacking Pockets because the labelling is not in English.
An Aldi spokesperson said: “We have recalled a single batch of this product as a precaution because a small number of packs may contain cashew nuts. This ingredient was not declared on the product label.
“Customers should return the product to their nearest store where they will receive a full refund.”
The company’s website says “the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to cashew nuts. If you have bought this product and have an allergy or intolerance to cashew nuts, please do not eat it.
“Aldi have robust systems in place for all own brand products. We work closely with suppliers to ensure that any products they supply us have been made in a safe manner.
“Aldi will be investigating this matter thoroughly and liaising with the relevant government agencies as required. We have launched an investigation with our supplier to help us understand how the problem occurred.”