Aldi recalled a peanut product because it contained cashews © 123RF
Aldi recalled a peanut product because it contained cashews © 123RF

Aldi and Lidl recall products over allergy concerns

posted by Su-San Sit
15 November 2017

UK supermarket giant Aldi has issued a recall after cashews were found in bags of peanuts. 

Aldi said it has pulled packets of Clancy’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts because they contain cashew nuts, which are undeclared on the label.

The product— in a 100g pack size, with a best before end of 07/2018 and batch code 7292 7291— was available in the regional areas of Neston, Darlington and Goldthorpe.

The supermarket urged anyone having purchased a pack from the batch to return it to the store from which it was bought for a full refund.

Aldi said it was concerned the two nuts cause different allergies. While a reaction to peanuts is one of the better-known food allergies, peanuts are from a different plant family and grow underground. Cashews are part of the tree nut family along with almonds and walnuts, meaning someone may be able to eat peanuts but not cashews.

Nut allergies can cause sickness and vomiting, and in extreme cases can cause the mouth to swell leaving the person unable to breathe.

Separately, Lidl has recalled four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Stick and Alesto Snacking Pockets as they contain various allergens which are not clear on the packaging.

Lidl said it was due to the ingredients not being written in English.

The chocolate sticks in dark chocolate, hazelnut and with speculoos and white chocolate, contain soya, milk, nuts and wheat. 

The Snacking Pockets with strawberry and nut, seed and nut and fruit and nut contain cashew nuts, almond, hazelnuts and sulphur dioxide.

Lidl said that if a customer had bought any of the products to return them to the store where it was bought for a full refund.

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