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Harrods recalls Leonidas Belgian Chocolates

Harrods is recalling certain date codes of Leonidas Fresh Belgian Chocolates because the products contain allergens that are not declared in the ingredients list. If you are allergic to or have an intolerance of wheat (gluten), nuts, milk or egg, do not eat this product. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Product details

The products being recalled are:

  • Leonidas Fresh Belgian Chocolates (Gold Paper Wrapped Box and Gold Ribbon), 227g, 454g and 680g
  • ‘Best before’ date: 3 December 2012
  • Leonidas Fresh Belgian Chocolates (Halloween Orange Wrapped Box, Black Ribbon and Small Plastic Pumpkin), 227g and 454g
  • ‘Best before’ date: 20 December 2012

Harrods is recalling the above products from sale and will be contacting the relevant allergy support organisations who will inform their at-risk members of the recall. Customer notices will be displayed in stores explaining the actions consumers can take if they have bought any of these products.

No other Harrods products are known to be affected.

About Allergy Alerts

Sometimes there will be 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.

In such situations the Agency will issue an Allergy Alert. It is also possible to subscribe to an email alert system to receive automatic messages whenever Allergy Alerts are issued. Click on 'Get alerts' in the box at the bottom of this page to find more details.

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