Countdown recalls Crunchy Natural Almonds due to raised levels of fungi, alflatoxin

Supermarket giant Countdown is recalling its Woolworths Crunchy Natural Almonds 225g snackpots.

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It comes amid concerns the products have “non-compliant levels” of aflatoxin in the almonds.

The products have been sold in Countdown stores nationwide between 30 June and 6 August. However, no complaints or reports of illness have been made, according to a statement the company issued today.

The snackpots concerned have a best before date of 2/01/2020.

Aflatoxins are naturally occurring in many food products and are produced by a group of moulds that grow on food produced in hot and tropical climates.

Levels of aflatoxin in the New Zealand diet are usually very low and don’t represent a health risk. However, consumption of food products with increased levels of aflatoxin over a continuous period of time can be harmful.

Countdown will provide full refunds to customers who return the product.