Here is the information you need to know about the Cadbury recall, which saw a number of chocolate desserts pulled from store shelves due to health concerns.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued a warning requesting customers to return the chocolate items to the retailer out of concern that they might be contaminated by a bacteria that causes food poising, leading to the recall of six Cadbury sweets made by the manufacturer Muller.
The announcement follows Lidl’s recent recall of some chocolate, Tesco, Aldi, and Iceland’s recent recall of a breakfast cereal due to safety concerns, and an early-year announcement of an urgent cheese recall. The complete Cadbury recall information, including which items are affected and what to do if you’ve already bought them, is provided below.
Cadbury recall: Full list of chocolate desserts that have been recalled
- Cadbury Crunchie Chocolate Dessert 75g – Use-by May 17
- Cadbury Flake Chocolate Dessert 75g – Use-by May 17
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Chocolate Dessert 75g – Use-by May 18
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunks Chocolate Dessert 75g – Use-by May 18
- Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Dessert 6x75g – Use-by May 18
- Cadbury Daim Chocolate Dessert 75g – Use-by May 18
Muller, a supplier of dairy products including milk, has voluntarily recalled thousands of Cadbury dessert pots. The 75g chocolate desserts Crunchie, Daim, Flake, Dairy Milk Buttons, and Dairy Milk Chunks, all of which are available alone, as well as the six-pack of 75g Cadbury Heroes desserts, are the subject of the FSA’s alert.
Only items with specific use-by dates—17 May 2023 for the Crunchie and Flake desserts and 18 May 2023 for everything else, including the six-pack of desserts—are impacted.
Why Are Cadbury Desserts Being Recalled?
A number of Cadbury’s desserts are being recalled because listeria bacteria may be present. Listeria, which can be brought on by bacteria, can produce symptoms like high fever, chills, muscle pain, and diarrhea.
The NHS states that listeriosis frequently resolves on its own and is typically not serious for most patients. However, the infection can occasionally result in serious side effects like sepsis or meningitis.
Pregnant women, new mothers, seniors, and those with compromised immune systems all have an increased chance of significant issues.
According to the FSA, this bacterium can cause symptoms that are comparable to the flu, such as high fever, muscle discomfort or ache, chills, feeling or being unwell, and diarrhea.
Over 65s, pregnant women and their unborn children, infants under one-month-old, and individuals with compromised immune systems are some groups of people who are more susceptible to listeria infections.
What to Do if You Have Bought Recalled Cadbury Chocolate
You should return any recalled Cadbury’s dessert treats you’ve bought to the place where you bought them for a full refund. Customers are advised not to consume the recalled goods.
Customers who are worried can get in touch with Muller at [email protected] or 07354 835 893 for additional details. You won’t need your receipt to get your money returned.
According to a Muller UK & Ireland spokesman, who was speaking to The Telegraph, “M ller produces these products under license from Mondelez International and has stressed that this does not impact any other products it produces in the UK or other markets.”