Prepackaged chocolate chunks may contain allergen (milk)

Issue Date 27.2.2019
Source of Information

The Food Standards Agency of the UK

Food Product

Prepackaged chocolate chucks

Product Name and Description

Product name: Dark Chocolate Chunks

Brand: Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients

Place of origin: UK

Importer: PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited

Packing: 100 grams per box

Best-before dates: All dates

Reason For Issuing Alert

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS), through its Food Incident Surveillance System, noted a notice issued by the Food Standards Agency of the UK that the above-mentioned product is under recall because it may contain milk but the ingredient is undeclared on the food label.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately followed up with major local importers and retailers. Preliminary investigation found that the above-mentioned importer had imported the above affected product which had been sold in its chain stores.

The CFS has alerted the trade and will continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.

Advice to the Trade

The trade should also stop using or selling the product concerned immediately should they possess it.

Advice to Consumers

Consumers who are allergic to milk are advised not to eat the affected product, irrespective of the batch.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Members of the public may call its hotline at 2606 8658 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department