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Waitrose & Partners recalls No.1 Dominican Republic Milk Chocolate 49% because of undeclared allergens

Waitrose & Partners is recalling Waitrose No.1 Dominican Republic Milk Chocolate 49% because some products contain almonds, hazelnuts (nuts) and soya which are not mentioned on the label. Due to a packaging error, some products contain Waitrose No.1 Orange & Almond Chocolate instead. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to almonds, hazelnuts (nuts) and/or soya.

Product details

Waitrose No.1 Dominican Republic Milk Chocolate 49%
Batch code 0259
Best before end: November 2021
Allergens Nuts (almond, hazelnut), Soya

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Almonds, hazelnut (nuts) and soya

This product contains almonds, hazelnuts (nuts) and soya making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to almond, hazelnuts (nuts) and/or soya.

Action taken by the company

Waitrose & Partners is recalling the above product from customers. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. This notice explains to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to almonds, hazelnuts (nuts) and/or soya, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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

Ref: FSA-AA-62-2020