Woolworths Recalls Peanut Butter Dairy Ice Cream Due to Aflatoxin Concerns

In response to recent concerns regarding the presence of aflatoxin in certain South African peanut butter products, Woolworths has taken proactive steps to ensure the safety of its customers.

The renowned retailer announced on its Facebook page the immediate recall of its Peanut Butter Dairy Ice Cream due to aflatoxin levels exceeding legal limits.


While Woolworths' peanut butter itself was found to be safe for consumption after thorough testing, the company initiated a comprehensive assessment of all secondary products containing peanut butter as a precautionary measure. This included scrutinizing items such as biscuits, sauces, pretzels, energy bars, and ice cream.

"Aflatoxin is naturally occurring and must be consumed in very high quantities to be toxic to humans," Woolworths assured its customers. However, in adherence to its stringent quality standards, the company identified that its Peanut Butter Ice Cream surpassed the legal limit for aflatoxin levels, prompting its immediate removal from store shelves.

"We are committed to exceptional quality," Woolworths emphasized, reiterating its dedication to ensuring the safety and satisfaction of its customers. The company urged customers who have purchased the affected product to return it to their local store for a full refund.

This recall underscores Woolworths' commitment to transparency and stringent food safety management processes. The retailer's assurance of quality aims to maintain the trust and confidence of its loyal customer base.

As Woolworths continues to uphold its reputation for excellence, customers can rest assured that all other products containing peanut butter in the Woolworths range remain safe for consumption. The company remains vigilant in its efforts to deliver the highest quality products that meet and exceed regulatory standards.

For further information or inquiries regarding the recall, customers are encouraged to contact Woolworths customer service or visit their nearest store.

Written by: Shihaam (Gabriella) Steyn-Adams.

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