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Supermarket forced to withdraw bags of monkey nuts as packaging fails to warn that they may contain nuts

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By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

April 27, 2013 | 1 min read

Supermarket chain, Booths has been forced to withdraw bags of Whole Hearted Roasted Monkey Nuts from its shelves, as the packaging did not have a peanut allergy warning.

A spokesman for Booths, which has stores in Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Cheshire, said: "Booths is withdrawing some batches of its Whole Hearted Roasted Monkey Nuts because the presence of peanuts is not declared on the label. This makes the product unsuitable for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.

"Booths takes the accurate labelling very seriously, particularly surrounding issues on allergen advice. Our technical manager, Waheed Hassan, alerted the Food Standards Agency about this labelling error immediately, as well as posting notices in all Booths stores."

Hassan said: "It is our responsibility as retailers to accurately record allergy advice, and in this instance we felt a responsibility to recall the product and issue a notice to our customers who might suffer from a specific peanut allergy."

The company went on to advise that customers with an allergy to peanuts should not to eat the nuts and return the bags to their nearest Booths store for a refund.

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