Thorntons recalls its dark chocolate easter egg with a personalised iced message because of undeclared milk

Last updated:
30 March 2017
allergy alert
Thorntons is recalling its Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with a Personalised Iced Message because the icing contains milk which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Product details

Product: Thorntons Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with a Personalised Iced Message
Pack size: 265g
Date: All dates
Batch codes: All batches 

No other Thorntons products are known to be affected.

Risk

Milk

This product contains milk making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product with a personalised message and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Thorntons 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 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-27-2017