Contamination Recall: Hollow Milk Chocolate Santa by the Co-op

Contamination Recall: Hollow Milk Chocolate Santa

Contamination Recall: Hollow Milk Chocolate Santa


Small batteries have been found in two Chocolate Santas, making them unsafe to eat.

Hollow Milk Chocolate Santa

The Co-op has recalled its Hollow Milk Chocolate Santa. Small batteries have been found in two of these Santas. There is fear of product tampering, making these Santas unsafe to eat.

Button Batteries and Hampering

165,000 of these Hollow Milk Chocolate Santas are being recalled.

It is thought that the hampering took place after the Chocolate Santas had left the factory. A spokesperson for the Co-op commented "The health and safety of our customers is our top priority", and that they are investigating the incident.

Button batteries are extremely hazardous to health. If swallowed, they can get stuck in the oesophagus (food pipe) and burn a hole through its lining.

Do not eat this Santa, but return it to the Co-op or call their customer relations team for a full refund.

The date of this recall was 23 December 2016. The original recall by the Food Standards Agency is now no longer available. The BBC's article about this can be found here.