URGENT PRODUCT RECALL
31 JAN 2017
The Co-op is recalling its hollow milk chocolate Easter bunny foil figures after an alleged tampering incident in Nottingham.
Just over 3,000 units of the product have been sold nationwide. No other products are affected.
The National Crime Agency, which deals with food tampering incidents, and police forces are helping with the investigation, which is a criminal matter. The Food Standards Agency has been notified and is assisting.
A spokesperson for the Co-op said: The health and safety of our customers is uppermost in our minds.
We are concerned about one incident of alleged product tampering involving our hollow milk chocolate Easter bunny foil figure, which has been found to contain a small battery inside.
This follows an incident at Christmas when two similar products were targeted and contaminated.
As a precaution, we have begun a UK-wide product recall and have withdrawn the product from sale.
Customers with one of these products should not eat it but take the product back to store for a full refund.
Anyone who is concerned should call our customer services on Freephone 0800 0686 727.
No other products are affected.