The recall affects 48g size bars in Peanut Butter, Hazelnut, Choc Fudge and Caramel flavours and Kit Kat Chunky Collection Giant Eggs with certain best before dates in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Malta, Austria, Singapore, Philippines and Canada. Ireland's Food Safety Authority today said that products in Ireland were also affected.
Nestlé issues apology
Nestlé said in a statement: “Seven consumers in the UK have told us they found a piece of plastic in the product.
“So far, we have not received any other similar complaints, but 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 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 apologize to our consumers for any inconvenience caused by this voluntary recall.”
In 2011, Nestlé UK recalled some of its Milkybar Buttons due to possible rubber contamination.
In 2010, a sample of chocolate morsels at a Nestlé facility in Burlington, Wisconsin, US, tested positive for salmonella.
Nestlé also issued a nationwide recall in the US in summer 2009 after E.coli was found in its Toll House cookie dough.