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Charlesworth Nuts Dried Apricot Recall After Metal Fragments Found


If you’ve popped into the new Charlesworth Nuts in Mt Barker Central and purchased anything with dried apricot, you’re being asked to return it after two complaints of metal fragments being found in the product.

SA Health’s Director Food and Controlled Drugs, Dr Fay Jenkins, says ingesting the fragments could cause you harm.

“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

There is no suggestion at this stage that the fragments were placed in a deliberate act, the cuase is currently being investigated. 

Anyone who has purchased an affected product should check the “best before” date and return it for a full refund or call 1800 001 572 for more information.

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


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