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Harvey Nichols recalls Dark Chocolate Gingers because of undeclared pistachio

England and Scotland
Last updated: 8 Tachwedd 2019

Harvey Nichols is recalling its own brand Dark Chocolate Gingers because the product contains pistachio (nuts) which is not mentioned on the label. The product has been incorrectly packed with Dark Chocolate Pistachios. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts.

Product details

HARVEY NICHOLS Dark Chocolate Gingers
Pack size 125g
Batch code 190916
Best before 30 August 2020
Allergens Nuts (pistachio nut)

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Nuts (Pistachio)

This product contains pistachio (nuts). This means that the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts.

Action taken by the company

Harvey Nichols is recalling the above product from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to nuts, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

About allergy alerts

Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold. Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk. When there is a food allergy risk, the FSA will issue an Allergy Alert.

Ref: FSA-AA-93-2019