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Waitrose Issues Urgent Recall Of Chocolate Products Over Plastic Contamination Fears

If you bought these, do not eat them and return them to store.

27/09/2017 17:24 | Updated 28 September 2017

Waitrose is recalling four types of its own-brand chocolate over fears they could be contaminated with plastic.

The upmarket retailer announced the recall on Wednesday, with the Food Standards Agency saying the move was a precaution after the potential for contamination was discovered.

The agency said: “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.”

Waitrose apologised to affected customers and said it would offer full reimbursement.

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The products affected have distinctive black packaging

The recall affects:

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.

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.

“During a ​production run some pieces of a plastic mould broke off. Although we believe only a small amount of the production run was affected we are asking customers with any of the batch to return it for a refund. 

“We’re very sorry to our customers for this.”

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