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Retailer Pick n Pay has recalled three brands of peanut butter over health risks.

The brands are No Name Smooth Peanut Butter, Eden Smooth Peanut Butter and Eden Crunch Peanut Butter.

The news was announced in a statement.

“All stocks of these products have already been removed from all stores countrywide. No other peanut butter brand at Pick n Pay is involved in the recall.”

The recall decision was made after the retailer did in-house standard testing and found that the levels of Aflatoxin found in the brands were higher than the standard and “may constitute a health risk”.

“Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mycotoxin, but the levels we detected were higher than the regulatory threshold,” the statement said.

We’re asking our customers to please check their pantries and food cupboards and make sure to return the products concerned to any Pick n Pay store for a full refund.”

The expiry dates to look out for are between now and July 2025. Customers were urged to return the products to any of the Pick n Pay retailers nationwide for a full refund.

“if any customer has concerns, they are quite welcome to return these products whether or not they fall within this expiry date, or whether products have been opened or not.”

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