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NCC Calls on Peanut Butter Manufacturers to Conduct Product Testing



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The National Consumer Commission has urged all peanut butter manufacturers to begin testing products to ascertain if they meet the acceptable levels of aflatoxin. Earlier this month, Pick n Pay recalled their No-Name and Eden All Natural peanut butter from its stores due to elevated levels of aflatoxin, a substance potentially harmful to humans. Woolworths also recently recalled their peanut butter dairy product. Acting National Consumer Commissioner Thezi Mabuza expressed concern over the frequent recalls, stating that assessing product safety is crucial, as per Jacaranda FM.

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She emphasised the importance of following the NCC’s product recall protocol if any products are unsafe during testing. The risk of consuming products with high aflatoxin levels could result in health complications such as:

  • nausea, 
  • vomiting, and 
  • abdominal pain. 

South African consumers who possess the recalled products are advised to discontinue consumption immediately and return them to the point of purchase for a full refund, regardless of proof of purchase.

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Consumer Commission Evaluates Pick n Pay Peanut Butter Recall


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