Ikea recalls six chocolate products not suitable for those allergic to hazelnuts, almonds, or both

Ikea Singapore has issued a recall notice for six of its chocolate products, which were considered not suitable for persons allergic or sensitive to hazelnuts, almonds or both.
Ikea Singapore has issued a recall notice for six of its chocolate products, which were considered not suitable for persons allergic or sensitive to hazelnuts, almonds or both.PHOTO: IKEA

SINGAPORE- Ikea Singapore on Thursday (July 28) said that it is recalling six of its chocolate products that are not suitable for persons allergic or sensitive to hazelnuts, almonds, or both.

A spokesman said that Ikea is recalling these products although no allergic incident has been reported in connection with the six chocolate products, named Choklad Lingon and Blabar, Choklad Ljus Utz, Choklad Not Utz, Godis Chokladkrokant, Chokladkrokant Bredbar and Godis Chokladran.

"The presence of hazelnut and almond has been frequently and not only occasionally detected, which underlines that these chocolate products are not suitable for consumption by persons allergic or sensitive to those allergens," she said.

The product information does not state this frequent presence clearly enough as the product labels only state the products "may contain" these ingredients, she said. The product label could possibly be misleading, so, it is not interpreted as compliant with legislation in several markets, she added.

Ikea Singapore last month recalled chocolates due to "insufficient" information on their packaging. The packaging for the two dark chocolate types did not state milk and hazelnuts as their ingredients.

Concerned customers may return the six chocolates for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required.