Some Safari snacks recalled after 'low levels' of salmonella found

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Routine testing at the Safari production site in KwaZulu-Natal identified a batch of products that tested positive for low levels of salmonella.
Routine testing at the Safari production site in KwaZulu-Natal identified a batch of products that tested positive for low levels of salmonella.
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Pioneer Foods is recalling specific batches of peanuts and raisins, and cashew nuts products sold under its Safari brand in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. 

According to a statement issued on Thursday, routine testing at the Safari production site in KwaZulu-Natal identified a batch of products which tested positive for low levels of salmonella. 

However, on 17 November 2021, a limited number of cases of Safari 60g Peanuts & Raisins (best before: 27/10/2022) and Safari 100g Raw Cashews (best before: 27/6/2022) were released to trade, despite having been isolated and ring-fenced for destruction. 

"This limited number of affected products should never have been released into trade, and whilst we have not received any health-related complaints from consumers to date, we have decided to proceed to proactively recall these specific products," said CEO Tertius Carstens. "We have managed to retrieve 92% of the impacted product [already]."

Consumers who have the products with the specific date coding, are urged to return these products to the retailer from which they were purchased in order to receive a full refund. 

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