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Doves Farm withdraws some Chocolate and Crispy Rice Bars

Doves Farm has withdrawn some of its Chocolate and Crispy Rice Bars because they contain milk, which shouldn't be in the product. This makes the bars a potential health risk for people who are allergic or intolerant to milk or milk constituents. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Product withdrawn

  • Doves Farm Chocolate & Crispy Rice Bars, 5 x 35g
  • Batch code: 1276

As a precaution, the following codes have also been withdrawn: 2026, 1349, 1340, 1312, 1305, 1252, 2010, 1335, 1319, 1290, 1266 and 1243.

If you are allergic to or intolerant of milk or milk constituents, you should not eat any of the batches listed.

Doves Farm has withdrawn the affected batch from sale and, as a precaution, has withdrawn another 12 batches. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to explain why the bars have been withdrawn. In addition, the company will be contacting the relevant allergy support organisations, who will inform their at-risk members of the withdrawal.

No other Doves Farm products are known to be affected.

Allergy alerts

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