Norway – Foodtrade AS and Sunrise Food AS recall Brazil nuts from Bolivia – Aflatoxin



Foodtrade AS is recalling Brazil nuts in 1 kg bags of the brand «The nut mixer Brazil nuts», in addition to Brazil nuts sold in bulk at fruit and vegetable stores across the country. The products are sold in the stores of Nøtteblanderen. The reason is that the nuts contain aflatoxin above the permitted limit value. Aflatoxin is a harmful toxin from molds.

About 300 bags of nuts from Foodtrade AS have been sold in Nøtteblanderen’s stores in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Ålesund and Kristiansand in the period April-June 2022.

The nut mixer reports that the remaining products have been withdrawn and are no longer available in their stores.

The nut mixer asks customers who have purchased this product to return it to the store where it was purchased, or throw it in residual waste.

A total of 21 cartons of Brazil nuts from Sunrise AS have been sold in bulk in fruit and vegetable shops across the country. Consumers who have purchased the Brazil nuts after 2 May 2022 are asked to either contact the store where the product was purchased or throw it away.

The mold aflatoxin has been detected in a batch of Brazil nuts from Bolivia. Aflatoxins are carcinogenic and can damage the genetic material (DNA) after high intake over a long period of time. The amount of aflatoxin in these nuts is above the permitted limit value, and the products are therefore considered to be unsafe. 

The withdrawal applies to the following item:

  • Product name: The nut mixer Brazil nuts
  • Name of the company that recalls the goods: FoodTrade AS
  • Shop: The nut mixer (Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Ålesund and Kristiansand)
  • Lot no .: FT01L0012204BI
  • Best before date: 04/12/23
  • Net weight: 1 kg
  • Importer: FoodTrade AS
  • Country of origin: Bolivia
  • Product name: «Brazil nuts» – sold in bulk in store, delivered in cartons of 20 kg, marked P641332 / Implot: 220422
  • Name of the company that recalls the goods: Sunrise Food AS
  • Shop: fruit and vegetable shops all over the country
  • Sales period: from and including 3 May 2022 until 15 June 2022
  • Importer: Sunrise Food AS
  • Country of origin: Bolivia

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