Malta recall: Waitrose warns its luxury chocolate bars might contain pieces of plastic

Four types of Waitrose 1 chocolate are affected by the warning

Waitrose has warned customers that some of its own-brand chocolate might contain pieces of plastic.

The supermarket has recalled four types of luxury bars over fears they have been contaminated.

The Superintendence of Public Health said that from information received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, the chocolate products must not be consumed since they may contain pieces of plastic.

The affected bars are white chocolate, white chocolate with matcha tea and pistachio, milk chocolate with pistachio, almond and hazelnut, and milk chocolate with feuilletine and sea salt.

In a statement, 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.

"Customers who have purchased any of the above products should not consume them, but return them to Waitrose for a full refund.

"We apologise for any inconvenience to our customers."

Full details of recalled products

  • Product: Waitrose 1 White Chocolate Pack size: 85g Best before end: July 2018
  • Product: Waitrose 1 White Chocolate with Matcha Tea & Pistachio Pack size: 85g Best before end: July 2018
  • Product: Waitrose 1 Milk Chocolate with Pistachio, Almond & Hazelnut Pack size: 85g Best before end: July 2018 
  • Product: Waitrose 1 Milk Chocolate with Feuilletine & Sea Salt Pack size: 85g Best before end: July 2018 

No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.

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