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Sainsbury's recalls some dark chocolate

Sainsbury's has recalled its Belgian Wholenut Dark Chocolate with the 'best before' date of 17 September 2010, because the product might contain pieces of hard plastic. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Information.

The affected product is being recalled from customers. Point-of-sale notices will be shown in stores, explaining to customers why the product has been recalled. If you have bought any of the affected chocolate, you can return it to the customer service desk at your local Sainsbury's store for a full refund.

Product details

The product being recalled is:

  • Sainsbury’s Belgian Wholenut Dark Chocolate (200g)
  • Best before: 17 September 2010


No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Food alerts are the FSA's way of letting local authorities and consumers know about problems associated with food and, in some cases, providing details of specific action to be taken. They are issued under two categories:

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