Pioneer Foods is recalling some of its products after the salmonella bacteria was detected in the products in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
The affected products are Peanuts & Raisins and Cashew nuts, sold under its Safari brand in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. Pioneer Foods said:
Routine testing at the Safari production site in KwaZulu-Natal identified a batch of products that tested positive for low levels of Salmonella Typhimurium (“salmonella”).
Based on safety protocols, production was immediately halted, the product was placed on hold and ring-fenced.
The production site was then deep-cleaned, and vector sampling completed.
Pioneer Foods said to date, 92% of the impacted product had been retrieved.
The company said it had already engaged with the SA National Consumer Commission as well as the SA Department of Health.
Consumers who have Safari 60g Peanuts & Raisins (Best Before: 27/10/2022) and Safari 100g Raw Cashews (Best Before: 27/6/2022) are urged to return these products to the retailer from which they were purchased in order to receive a full refund.