Supermarket pulls chocolate from shelves due to contamination

Bars of chocolate from Waitrose have been pulled from the shelves because they may contain plastic bits.

Thursday, 28th September 2017, 9:37 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 4:26 am
Product warning

Shoppers who have bought the Waitrose 1 white and milk chocolate bars weighing 85g and costing £1.60 are urged not to eat the treats because of a risk of choking.

The affected varieties are White Chocolate, White Chocolate with Matcha Tea & Pistachio, Milk Chocolate with Pistachio, Almond & Hazelnut and Milk Chocolate with Feuilletine & Sea Salt.

All have the best before date of July 2018 and include all batch codes.

Waitrose said: “We are recalling the above products, as there is the potential that a small number of bars may be contaminated with pieces of plastic.

“Customers who have purchased any of the above products should not consume them, but return them to Waitrose for a full refund.

“We apologise for any inconvenience to our customers.”

The Food Standards Agency added: “Waitrose is recalling four varieties of Waitrose 1 chocolate bars because they may contain pieces of plastic.

“No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.

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

“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.”