The Ministry of Health invites customers not to consume the product for any reason and to return it to the store to replace it or receive a refund.
Through a press release published on its official website, the Ministry of Health reported the recall of the product “Dark Chocolate – 72% cocoa extra dark chocolate” sold under the Conad brand, due to the possible presence of hard plastic fragments. The supermarket chain itself disclosed the problem. The Ministry of Health invites customers not to consume the product for any reason and to return it to the point of sale to replace it or receive a refund.
The characteristics of the withdrawn product
The recall concerns lots L1330004 and L1328941 of the product “Dark Noir – Extra dark chocolate 72% cocoa”, sold under the Conad SC brand and produced by Chocolats Halba in the Salinenstrasse 70 plant, Prattlen – Switzerland. The chocolate is sold in packs of 100 grams, it expires on 10/30/2021 and is recognizable by the EAN code 8003170023710. On its website, Conad specifies that the withdrawal of the product took place following the continuous control process by its supplier. , which highlighted the possible presence of hard plastic fragments in the dark chocolate bars.
The recalls reported by the Ministry of Health
In a special section of its official website, the Ministry of Health reports in a short time all the food products recalled by the operators, in order to safeguard the health of consumers. All reports are accompanied by a detailed sheet, containing the reason for the recall and information useful for identifying the product, such as the bar code number, the expiry date, the identification mark of the establishment, the name of the manufacturer, etc. There may be various reasons behind the recall of a product, such as the identification of a bacterium (listeria or salmonella, to give two examples) in the batch, the presence of lactose in a product that should not contain it or, as in the case of Conad chocolate, the possible presence of hard plastic fragments.