Nestlé Recalls Kit Kat Chunky Bars And Giant Egg In UK, Canada And Elsewhere Over Plastic Pieces
The residents of some countries may want to think twice before digging into their leftover Easter candy, because Nestlé has issued a voluntary recall of several varieties of Kit Kat Chunky bars and the Kit Kat Chunky Collection Giant Egg.
The recall comes after seven consumers in the U.K. discovered small plastic pieces in some products. As a precaution, Nestlé is recalling the following items in the U.K., Germany, Switzerland, Malta, Austria, Singapore, Philippines and Canada:
Kit Kat Chunky Peanut Butter (48g); best before September 2013 to February 2014
Kit Kat Chunky Hazelnut (48g); best before September 2013 to October 2013
Kit Kat Chunky Chocolate Fudge (48g); best before September 2013 to October 2013
Kit Kat Chunky Caramel (48g); best before June 2013 to July 2013
Kit Kat Chunky Chocolate Fudge Multipack; best before October 2013 to December 2013
Kit Kat Chunky Hazelnut Multipack; best before September 2013 to December 2013
Kit Kat Chunky Collection Giant Egg; best before July 2013
The manufacture dates of affected products go back to September 2012. In acompany press release, Nestlé offered full refunds and an apology:
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.
When reached by The Huffington Post, a press representative would not confirm the total quantity of chocolate products involved in the recall, but stressed that the company did "not expect the financial impact to be material."
Kit Kat is one of Nestlé's top-selling brands; consumers worldwide chow down on about 150 bars per second.