A major supermarket chain has issued a recall of a breakfast spread over fears it contains traces of peanuts, which could pose a danger for those with a peanut allergy.

The Macro Brazil, Almond and Cashew spread 250g was sold in Countdown, FreshChoice and SuperValue stores nationwide, the retailer said.

It had been found to contain traces of peanuts, and "may pose a risk to customers with a peanut allergy if consumed", it said in a statement issued today.

"Consumers who are not allergic to peanuts can continue to consume this product.

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"Consumers should return the product to their nearest Countdown, SuperValue or FreshChoice store for a full refund."

Anyone who had eaten the product and was concerned for their health was advised to seek medical advice.

"Countdown apologises for any inconvenience caused by this recall," it said.

"Customers can call the toll-free customer service number for more information on 0800 40 40 40."