'Health and safety rules have been ridiculed after a brand of peanut butter was withdrawn because the jar does not warn it contains nuts.
The Whole Earth product is called '3 Nut Butter' and makes plain on the front of the label that it contains walnuts and pecans as well as peanuts.
But thousands of the £2.50 jars, available in major supermarkets such as Tesco, are being recalled because they breach rules which state there has to be a nut allergy warning in English on the jar.
The withdrawal prompted hilarity and disbelief on social media.
Gordon Lancaster responded: 'Ffs, is this a joke? If anyone eats this and doesn't realise it has nuts then I'm afraid, it's called natural selection.'
Sharnie Langford wrote: 'The people who need these instructions are the reason we have 'do not drink' on bleach bottles.'
Justin Thorpe wrote: 'Are people really that stupid they need a label to tell them 3 nut butter contains nuts?'
on Brooks commented: 'It says 'peanut, pecan & walnut' on the label and it's 3 nut butter.
'I don't know how much more "THERE'S NUTS IN THIS NUT PRODUCT" they can be ffs.'
Matt Nye pointed out: 'It's written on the front! Just turn the jar round!'
Robin Simmonds raged: 'For Christ sake. Is this real? Don't people have any common sense? It's 3 nut butter! What is wrong with using their brains a bit?'
Kim Ellis was one of the few people to defend the decision to recall the item, writing: 'I can understand this one to be fair.
'It does say it contains other nuts that aren't listed, so I wouldn't eat it, just to be on the safe side. I'm absolutely fine with all nuts apart from pistachios. They make me incredibly ill.'
The makers of the product, Kallo Foods, took the decision to withdraw the jars from sale.'
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