Recall of Charlesworth Nuts products

Tuesday 4 December 2018

South Australian business Charlesworth Nuts is preparing a recall of a number of its products which contain diced dried apricot, following two consumer complaints to the business about metal fragments in products.

SA Health’s Director Food and Controlled Drugs, Dr Fay Jenkins, said nine different lines of Charlesworth Nuts products containing diced dried apricot are affected. 

“Metal fragments can be potentially dangerous and cause injury if ingested,” Dr Jenkins said.

“Charlesworth Nuts is proactively working with SA Health and Food Standards Australia-New Zealand to remove the affected products from retailers’ shelves and notify consumers. 

“Charlesworth Nuts is continuing to investigate and some additional products, which are sold under different labels, may be included in the recall.”

The recall will include the following Charlesworth products: 

  • White Apricot ‘n’ Honey Peanut Clusters 500g - best before 15 Jul 2019
  • Almond 'n' Apricot Clusters 500g - best before 10 Jun 2019
  • Grandma Charlesworth’s Christmas Cake “Bake at Home” - best before 2 Jun 2019
  • Jolly Little Puddin’ Muffins “Bake at Home” - best before 2 Jun 2019
  • Santa’s Favourite Puddings “Bake at Home” - best before 2 Jun 2019
  • The Trendy Gourmet Gift Basket - best before 2 Apr 2019
  • Cluster Collection 430g - best before 2 Jun 2019
  • Cluster Collection 500g - best before 10 Jun 2019 and 15 Jul 2019
  • Diced Dried Apricots 500g - best before 10 Jun 2019 

In South Australia these products are available at Charlesworth Nuts stores and online.

No other Charlesworth Nuts products are affected by the recall.

The cause is being investigated and there is no evidence of a deliberate act.

Anyone who has purchased an affected product should check the “best before” date and return it for a full refund or call 8296 8366 for more information. 

For health concerns, consumers should contact their GP or healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222.

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