Cadbury Dairy Milk has issued a food recall today on a popular limited edition Caramilk chocolate block in Australia.
The white chocolate and caramel block was first introduced in Australia in the 1990s only to be discontinued four years later, reported news.com.au.
It recently reappeared in Australian supermarkets after a popular resurrection in New Zealand where it completely sold out within three weeks.
The chocolate company today issued a statement recalling the 190g chocolate block that “has been available for sale in Australia only” with best before dates of 17/01/2019 and 21/01/2019.
The reason for the recall is due to small pieces of plastic being found in the blocks.
“A limited number of Cadbury Caramilk products have been found to contain small, flexible pieces of food grade plastic as a result of a machinery fault during the manufacturing process,” the statement read.
“Cadbury Caramilk products containing plastic may cause minor injury if consumed. Our analysis of the samples received to date has determined that this product does not appear to pose a serious health or food safety risk, but a recall has been initiated to prevent the risk of minor injury.
“Consumers should not consume the affected product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund – no proof of purchase required.”
Caramilk chocolate bars have proven to be a massive hit in Australia as well with chocoholics clearing out shelves at Woolworth and Coles over the past week, reported the news website.