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Allergy fear sparks recall of Haigh's Father's Day chocolates

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Adelaide chocolatier Haigh’s has recalled a batch of Father’s Day chocolates after undeclared hazelnuts were detected in the product.

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Health Department’s Acting Director of Food and Controlled Drugs Branch Joanne Cammans said the batch of Milk Chocolate Maltichocs was issued specifically for Father’s Day this weekend.

It contains unmarked nut allergens, with chocolate hazelnuts being packaged as ‘Milk Chocolate Maltichocs’.

“Severe reactions to nut allergens can cause anaphylaxis, which in some situations can be life threatening,” she said in a statement.

“As a precaution, we are asking people not to consume this product and to return it for a full refund.

“Haigh’s is proactively working with SA Health and Food Standards Australia-New Zealand to remove the affected products from shelves and notify consumers.”

The recall is for 250g boxes of Milk Chocolate with a best before date of 17 Jan 2021 and the batch code 2107422.

This product is sold at Haigh’s Chocolates online and in retail outlets in South Australia, New South Wales and Canberra.

No other Haigh’s Chocolate products are affected by the recall.

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