Tesco issues urgent recall on chocolate bar amid health fears

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Happi Free From has issued a food recall on Oat M!lk Chocolate Bars (80g), supplied to Tesco, because they contain undeclared milk. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Product details

Oat M!lk Chocolate Bars (80g)

Plain M!lk

Pack size: 80g

Best before: October 2023

Salted Caramel

Pack size: 80g

Best before: October 2023

Plain White

Pack size: 80g

Best before: June 2023

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued a risk statement regarding the recall: “This product contains milk making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.”

It explained that Tesco was taking steps to ensure the safety of customers.

The supermarket giant stated: “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 if they have bought the product.”

Tesco’s point-of-sale notice reiterates that the chocolate bars may contain traces of milk.

The supermarket giant instructed customers: “If you have bought an affected product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, please don’t eat it.

“Instead, return it to a Tesco store for a refund. No receipt is required.”

Tesco encouraged customers to reach out to hello@happifree.com for further information.

The FSA advised: “If you have bought the above product 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.”

While food recalls are rare, they must be taken very seriously when they do occur.

The FSA explained: “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“Then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product).

“Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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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