Labeling Gone Nuts
Nobody is saying accurate labeling isn’t important – but can caution go a little too far? Judge for yourself:
A British supermarket has removed from its shelves bags of peanuts that did not contain a label warning that the bag might contain…. peanuts.
According to The Express, British authorities issued an allergy alert about a product called “monkey nuts,” forcing the Booths supermarket chain to withdraw them from their shelves. One customer commented, “It says monkey nuts on the packet. What do they think is in it? Cheese?”
“We felt a responsibility to recall the product and issue a notice to customers who might suffer from a specific peanut allergy,” the supermarket said.