Supermarket Chain Withdraws Bags of Monkey Nuts

NutsBags of monkey nuts have been removed by a supermarket chain after failing to declare that they contained peanuts. According to Allergy UK, peanut and tree nut allergy is the most common food allergy that affects adults and children to a great extent.

The Lancashire supermarket chain has been forced to remove monkey nuts from shelves because they contain nuts. However, no other product has been reported to be affected by issue and the store has apologized for the inconvenience caused to the customers.

The supermarket said in a statement that a labeling error has been indentified on monkey peanuts. The store issued the warning to the customers soon after it identified the labeling error on monkey peanuts. Also, it asked the customers, who are allergic to peanuts, not to consume this product and return it to the local store to claim the full refund.

Booths has 29 stores across the North of England in Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and one in Greater Manchester. The Food Standards Agency has issued an allergy-alert that nuts could cause health risks to people allergic to peanuts.

Booths Whole Hearted Roasted Monkey Nuts, 350g, Best before: 12 July 2013 is the product that has been withdrawn by the store.