‘Send KitKat Chunky bars to York’: Nestlé product recall

23 Mar 2013 @ 9.02 pm
| Business

The affected KitKat Chunky products
Nestlé has recalled some of its KitKat range after people found bits of plastic in them.

In a statement, the multinational said it was “initiating a voluntary recall” of four KitKat Chunky special varieties and Kit Kat Chunky Collection Giant Egg packs. Consumers have been asked to send the items unopened to York.

“Seven consumers have contacted us after finding small pieces of plastic in the product,” Nestlé said. “To avoid any risk whatsoever to our consumers, we have decided to voluntarily recall the entire production of these four Kit Kat Chunky varieties and the Kit Kat Chunky Collection Giant Egg manufactured from September 2012.

“The safety and quality of our products are non-negotiable priorities for the company. We sincerely apologise to our consumers for any inconvenience caused by this voluntary recall.”

The products recalled are:

  • Kit Kat chunky peanut butter 48g bars with a best before date range from September 2013 to February 2014
  • Kit Kat chunky hazelnut 48g bars with a best before date range from September 2013 to to October 2013
  • Kit Kat chunky choc fudge 48g bars with a best before date range from September 2013 to October 2013
  • Kit Kat chunky caramel (48g) with a best before date range from June 2013 to July 2013
  • Kit Kat chunky hazlenut multipack with a best before date range from from September 2013 to December 2013
  • Kit Kat chunky collection giant egg with a best before date of July 2013.

KitKat is made in York, but the problem batch were made in a factory in Bulgaria.

The KitKat Chunky Peanut Butter returned to shelves in June 2012 following the Choose a Chunky Champion campaign. It was credited for boosting KitKat Chunky sales by 16 per cent.

Consumers with these products are advised not to eat them and return them unopened for a full refund to:

  • KIT KAT CHUNKY Recall
    PO Box 205
    FREEPOST 1374
    York, YO91 1XB

Consumers wanting more information can telephone freephone on land lines 0800 604604 from 8am to 8pm from Saturday 23rd March 2013.

KitKat is one of Nestle’s top-selling brands, with 150 bars consumed worldwide every second. As well as being recalled in Britain, they are also being recalled in Germany, Switzerland, Malta, Austria, Singapore, Philippines and Canada.

The full Nestlé statement is here.