POUNDSTRETCHER is recalling two chocolate bars because they could trigger potentially deadly allergic reactions.
The discount shop chain sells two Nestle products that may contain nuts and milk but this isn’t written in English on the packaging, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Poundstretcher is recalling chocolate bars over allergy fears
This means people who suffer from the allergies may accidentally eat them without knowing they could cause them harm.
The two bars that have been recalled are the 125g Nestle Dolca Chocolate Negro and the 125g Nestle Dolca Chocolate con Leche.
The recall affects those with batch codes “L82340291 1” and “L82510291” and best before dates of August 2020 and December 2019, respectively.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to nuts include itching, sneezing, vomiting, diarrhoea or even an anaphalactic shock, which can be deadly.
If you’ve bought the products, you should return it for a full refund
Meanwhile, people who are allergic to milk can experience problems with their digestive system if they consume it, such as diarrhoea, a bloated stomach, feeling sick and stomach cramps.
If you have bought any of the products and have an allergy to nuts or milk, you should avoid eating it.
Instead you should return it to your nearest Poundstretcher store for a full refund.
The budget shop chain has 410 branches in the UK. You can find your nearest store using its store finder tool.
The Sun has asked Poundstretcher how much the bars cost, but we haven’t yet heard back.
Your product recall rightsPRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.
But it’s often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.
When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don’t there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.
If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.
In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.
You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.
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