Waitrose recalls four varieties of Waitrose 1 chocolate bars because they may contain pieces of plastic

Last updated:
27 September 2017
product recall
Waitrose is recalling four varieties of Waitrose 1 chocolate bars because they may contain pieces of plastic.

Product details

Product: Waitrose 1 White Chocolate
Pack size: 85g
Best before end: July 2018 
Batch codes: All

Product: Waitrose 1 White Chocolate with Matcha Tea & Pistachio 
Pack size: 85g
Best before end: July 2018
Batch codes: All  

Product: Waitrose 1 Milk Chocolate with Pistachio, Almond & Hazelnut
Pack size: 85g
Best before end: July 2018
Batch codes: All 

Product: Waitrose 1 Milk Chocolate with Feuilletine & Sea Salt
Pack size: 85g
Best before end: July 2018
Batch codes: All

No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.

Risk

Products may contain pieces of plastic which could represent a safety risk.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Waitrose is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. 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.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

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Ref: FSA-PRIN-37-2017