Holland & Barrett has recalled seven own-label snack products due to possible contamination with salmonella.
The issue is linked to the same supplier that led to the recall from Eat Natural last month. It had to recall batches of its brazil & sultana bars after a number of shoppers became ill with salmonella.
The affected Holland & Barrett SKUs are mixed nuts and raisins (100g, 200g and 1kg), broken mixed nuts (200g), broken Brazil nuts (100g and 300g), and 200g bags of Healthy Heart mix.
The Food Standards Agency has advised customers who have bought any of the brazil nut-based products not to eat them, and instead return them to a Holland & Barrett store for a full refund.
Holland & Barrett has issued point-of-sale notices to be displayed in all stores that stock the SKUs. These explain why the products are being recalled and instruct customers about what to do to be refunded for their purchase.
“The safety and quality of our products is very important to us,” a spokeswoman for Holland & Barrett told the Grocer. “As a precautionary measure we can confirm we are recalling some batches across seven product lines after our supplier alerted us to the possible presence of salmonella in the brazil nuts.
“We are contacting customers who have bought these lines and have removed them from sale. We are advising customers not to eat these products and to return them to their nearest Holland & Barrett store for a full refund. We are sorry that it has been necessary to recall these products and would like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused.”
Holland & Barrett was unable to confirm what caused the issue, but said no adverse customer reactions had been reported, nor had it received any consumer complaints.