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.

Co-op is recalling its Hollow Milk Chocolate Santa because of two reports of alleged product tampering where the product was found to contain small batteries. The presence of small batteries makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a risk to health.


The product below may contain small batteries which are a choking hazard and can cause burns if swallowed.

Product details

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”.

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