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Recall of Nigeria Taste Brown Beans Due to Possible Contamination with Aluminium Phosphide

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:



Nigeria Taste Brown Beans, pack sizes: 1kg, 1.5kg and 4kg

Batch Code:

All batch codes

Country Of Origin:



As a precautionary measure, Jumbo UK is recalling all batches of Nigeria Taste Brown Beans, due to the possible risk of contamination with aluminium phosphide.  The dried beans were transported with envelopes of aluminium phosphide, which is used as a fumigant, and it can be highly toxic if it is consumed.  So far no beans have been found to be directly contaminated with aluminium phosphide.  In-store recall notices will be displayed in relevant retail shops supplied.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Food businesses are requested to remove the affected brown beans from sale and clearly display a point of sale recall notice informing customers not to eat them.


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated brown beans. Anyone who may have already consumed these beans and is feeling unwell should seek medical advice.