Last updated on 30 May 2013

Harrods Chocolatier Dark Chocolate withdrawn

Marasu's Petit Fours Limited is withdrawing several batch codes of Harrods Chocolatier Dark Chocolate because the product contains soya, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those who are allergic to soya. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Product

The product being withdrawn is:

  • Harrods Chocolatier Dark Chocolate (67% Cocoa Couverture Chocolate), 70g bar
  • Batch codes: 025001, 087001, 258001, 272001, 334001, 362001

The company has withdrawn the above product from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to soya, please do not to eat it. Instead return it to the store where you bought it.

No other Marasu’s Petit Fours Limited/Harrods products are known to be affected.

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