Another Ikea recall: 4 more chocolate products taken off shelves over inadequate labelling

Packaging did not properly declare ingredients such as almonds and hazelnuts that are unsuitable for those with nut allergies; this follows June recall of 2 chocolate bars

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 July, 2016, 5:48pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 July, 2016, 10:55pm

Ikea is widening its recall of consumable products to include four more chocolate items, again over inadequate labelling - this time of almonds and hazelnuts.

They include ChokladLjus Utz 100g, Choklad Not Utz 100g, Godis Chokladkrokant 450g and Chokladkrokant Bredbar 400g.

The home accessories company has confirmed the chocolates do not properly declare ingredients that are not suitable for those with nut allergies. The labels currently only state they “may contain” almonds or hazelnuts, which is “misleading” and “therefore not interpreted as compliant with legislation”, Ikea said.

Ikea recalls two chocolate products over inadequate milk and nut labelling

It added that though the products are not suitable for anyone with an almond or hazelnut allergy or sensitivity, they are safe for those without allergies.

The presence of almonds and hazelnuts has been frequently detected in the chocolates. Based on Ikea’s safety standards, the company said it is recalling the products globally and not just in Hong Kong, “irrespective of various legislations in our markets”.

There have been no allergic incidents reported yet in connection with this recall, the second chocolate-related one in the past two months.Last month, it recalled two chocolate bars over the labelling of milk and hazelnuts.

Ikea has offered a full refund for those who have bought the products.More information can be found on www.ikea.com.hk or through its hotline at 3125 0888.