Nestlé UK recalls KitKat Bites pouch bags over incorrect packaging

17 April 2017 (Last Updated April 17th, 2017 18:30)

Nestlé UK is withdrawing a range of Kitkat Original Milk Chocolate Bites Pouch Bags because of a possible packaging error.

Nestlé UK is withdrawing a range of Kitkat Original Milk Chocolate Bites Pouch Bags because of a possible packaging error.

The pouches could be wrongly packed with the company’s Kitkat Bites Peanut Butter variant, posing a risk to consumers with nut or peanut allergies.

The recalling has been issued by the UK’s Food Standards Agency on behalf of Nestlé, reported The Sentinel.

Nestlé UK said in a statement: “Although these packs are clearly labelled with ‘may contain peanuts and nuts’ there is a risk to anyone with a nut or peanut allergy who may consume their contents without realising.

"Although these products are otherwise safe to consume we are making this recall as a precaution."

“Although these products are otherwise safe to consume we are making this recall as a precaution.

“This does not affect any other KitKat products.”

The recalled items include the 104g Kitkat Bites Pouch Bag with the line code 12311184 and batch code 70720457V2.

Nestlé has also urged the people not to consume the product and to return the same to the company’s UK-based office for a full refund.

With 20 sites and a workforce of 8,000 people, Nestlé UK currently serves the food industry in the UK and Ireland.

In May 2016, the company partnered with Google to create new quick response (QR) branded packaging for the KitKat range.