Alert: This is not The Onion.
The Aldi grocery chain has recalled a brand of nuts from its shelves because the packages don’t include a warning that among the contents are — nuts.
The worldwide chain this week recalled its Clancy’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts, which also contains cashews. because they contain cashew nuts — which did not warn customers about on the label.
The U.K’s Foods Standards Agency said that the omission puts people at a “possible health risk.” The bags of nuts were only available across three regions in the U.K. — Neston, Darlington and Goldthorpe.
The agency-issued “allergy alert” said: “Aldi is recalling its Clancy’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts because they contain cashew nuts, which are undeclared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts.”
The agency said that some people who may not be allergic to peanuts could have a reaction to cashews. Allergies to nuts can cause sickness and vomiting, and in extreme cases can cause the mouth to swell, making breathing difficult or even impossible.
“Peanuts are actually a legume — in the same family as peas and lentils — and has different properties to tree nuts, like cashews,” The News in Australia reports. “This means that someone can be okay to eat peanuts but suffer if they come into contact with other tree nuts.”