Kernow Chocolate recalls two varieties of chocolate bars because of undeclared egg

Last updated:
14 March 2017
allergy alert
Kernow Chocolate is recalling its Eton Mess Chocolate and Lemon Meringue Chocolate bars, because they contain undeclared egg which is not mentioned on the label. This means these products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.

Product details

Product: Kernow Chocolate Eton Mess Bar
Pack size: 100g
Best before dates between: 29 March 2017 and 08 December 2017

Product: Kernow Chocolate Lemon Meringue Bar
Pack size: 95g
Best before dates between: 22 March 2017 and 06 December 2017

No other Kernow Chocolate products are known to be affected.

Risk

Allergens: egg

These products contain undeclared egg making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products and have an allergy or intolerance to egg do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Kernow Chocolate is recalling the above products from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has been advised to issue 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 product.

Information on the FSA’s work on food allergy and intolerance can be found at: http://www.food.gov.uk/science/allergy-intolerance/.  Advice on food allergy and intolerance can be found at: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/food-allergy/Pages/Intro1.aspx 

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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.

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Ref: FSA-AA-20-2017