Countdown recalls ‘carcinogenic’ almonds

Countdown supermarkets is recalling its Woolworths Crunchy Almonds 225g Snackpots marked with a best before date of 2/01/2020.

The almonds have been found to contain aflatoxins – carinogenic toxins produced by certain fungi and moulds.

The products were sold in Countdown​ stores between June 30 and August 6. Countdown Warkworth manager Manbir Singh says no one has yet come forward with any symptoms or complaints.

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