The Food Standards Agency has released information that the Co-op is recalling its Hollow Milk Chocolate Santa amidst concerns that the product has been tampered with.
Two instances of supected tampering has resulted in the Co-op recalling their Hollow Milk Chocolate Santa after small batteries were found in the product in both instances.
It is thought that the products were tampered with after the product had left the factory.
The issue is being investigated by the retailer and the company has notified the police and the Food Standards Agency.
The product below may contain small batteries which are a choking hazard and can cause burns if swallowed.
Product: Co-op Hollow Milk Chocolate Santa
Pack size: 120g
Batch codes: All date codes
No other Co-op products are known to be affected
Our advice to consumers
If you have bought any of the product do not eat it. Instead, customers can also contact Co-op’s Customer Relation Team on 0800 0686 727.
Notices will be displayed in all stores until the 23rd January 2017 recalling the product with a full refund given.
A spokesperson for the Co-op says “the health and safety of our customers is our top priority”.