Happi Free From is recalling its Oat M!lk chocolate bars supplied to the supermarket giant because they contain milk not mentioned on the label.
The error means the chocolate poses a possible health risk to people with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk components.
The recall affects the Plain M!lk bars with a best before date of October 2023, the Salted Caramel bars with a best before date of October 2023 and the Plain White bars with a best before date of June 2023.
— Food Standards Agency (@foodgov) September 24, 2022
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a “do not eat” warning for people with a milk intolerance or allergy.
A spokesman said: “Happi Free From is recalling the above product from customers. The company has 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 once they have purchased the product.
“If you have purchased the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk components, do not eat it.
“Instead, return it to the store it was purchased from for a full refund.”
What is an allergy alert?
Sometimes there is a problem with a food product that means it shouldn’t be sold.
Then it can be “withdrawn” (taken from the shelves) or “recalled” (when customers are asked to return the product).
Sometimes foods need to be withdrawn or recalled when there is a risk to consumers because allergy labeling is missing or incorrect, or when there is another food allergy risk.
If there is a risk of food allergy, the FSA issues an allergy alert.
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