Waitrose recalls Belgian chocolate
Wednesday 30 November 2011
Waitrose is recalling one batch of its own-brand Belgian Plain Chocolate because of a packaging error. The chocolate contains hazelnuts, which isn’t mentioned on the packaging. If you’re allergic to nuts, specifically hazelnuts, you’re advised not to eat this product. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.
The product being recalled is:
- Waitrose Belgian Plain Chocolate, 200g
- Best before: August 2012
- Batch number: L15423C
Waitrose has recalled the affected batch, and notified the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their members.
Customer notices will be displayed in stores, explaining why the product is being recalled. If you have bought the product you can return it to the store for a full refund.
No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.
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