Waitrose recalls Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients Dark Chocolate Chips and Cooks' Ingredients Dark Chocolate Chunks because of undeclared milk

26 February 2019

Waitrose is recalling Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients Dark Chocolate Chips and Cooks' Ingredients Dark Chocolate Chunks because they may contain milk which is not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Product details

Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients Dark Chocolate Chips

Pack size 100g
Best before ’: All dates

Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients Dark Chocolate Chunks

Pack size 100g
Best before ’: All dates

No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

These products may contain milk or milk constituents making them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Action taken by the company

Waitrose is recalling the above products from customers and has contacted 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 products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above products and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, do not eat them. Instead return them to the store from where they were 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-21-2019