Pioneer Foods is launching a recall of specific batches of the Peanuts & Raisins and Cashew nuts products, sold under its Safari brand in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

Routine testing at the Safari production site in KwaZulu Natal, identified a batch of products that tested positive for low levels of salmonella typhimurium (“salmonella”). Based on safety protocols, production was immediately halted, the product was placed on hold and ringfenced. The production site was then deep-cleaned, and vector sampling was completed. 

On 17 November 2021, a limited number of cases of Safari 60 g Peanuts & Raisins (Best Before: 27/10/2022) and Safari 100 g Raw Cashews (Best Before: 27/6/2022) were released to the trade, despite having been isolated and ringfenced for destruction. These are the only SKUs that have been affected.

“This limited number of affected products should never have been released into trade, and whilst we have not received any health-related complaints from consumers to date, we have decided to proceed to proactively recall these specific products,” explains Tertius Carstens, CEO.

We have managed to retrieve 92% of the impacted product at the time of this communication.

Only the following Safari Peanuts & Raisins and Raw Cashew nuts products, with the relevant batch and production codes, distributed inside South Africa, Botswana and Namibia are affected. All other Safari products remain safe for consumption:


Product Variety 

Pack size  

PD and BB dates 



Peanuts &  Raisins 

60 g

BB 27/ 10/2022 

SA & Namibia 

Cashews Raw 

100 g

BB 27/6/2022 

SA & Botswana 


We have already engaged with the South African National Consumer Commission as well as the South African Department of Health.

Consumers who have the products listed above, with the specific batch or date coding, are urged to return these products to the retailer from which they were purchased in order to receive a full refund.