Updated 05 November 2015

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Woolworths’ recall of products that were distributed in packaging with inconsistent peanut allergen labelling is a cause for concern.

Unfortunately they are not revealing the quantity of the products being recalled or the areas most affected, so if you our your child has a peanut allergy, we caution you to stay away from these products until further notice. Peanut allergies have increased significantly in many countries over the past 10-20 years and seem to be on the increase in SA as well. Studies show that in the region of 1-2% of people in SA have a peanut allergy.

The dangers of unknowingly eating foods that contain traces of peanuts depend on how severely a person reacts to peanuts and the size of the dose needed to trigger a reaction.

Visit our Allergy Centre to learn more about hay fever and other allergies.

Pharma Dynamics is one of the leading generic medications companies in South Africa


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