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Plastic Found In Some Batches Of Danish Chocolates FSSAI Issues Alert

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FSSAI has issued an alert after some batches of Danish chocolates imported to India were found to have plastic in them. The alert was sounded after the European Commission warned about the plastic fragments which could constitute a choking hazard for children.

Chocolates REcalled

If you have any of the following chocolates FSSAI has issued a notice that they should be recalled: Anthon Berg Marcipanbrod Whiskey 40g, Anthon Berg Marcipanbrod Cognac 40g, Anthon Berg Sweet Moments Marzipan Bar Mini 165g and Anthon Berg Sweet Moments Marzipan Collection 400g.

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“There is a risk that the product in question contains small pieces of plastic which may cause choking in children. It is imported by India and hence imperative to start follow-up action, including recall,” P Kartikeyan, assistant director (regulations), Food Safety and Standards Authority of India said in the alert notification issued on Friday.

Chandrashekhar Salunkhe, joint commissioner (HQ), state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said, “ We have started tracking the importers of these specific chocolates. Our officials have been told to visit malls and other shops that sell imported chocolates. We are keeping an eye over the online sales.”

The European Commission has issued warnings to Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Qatar, Slovakia, Sweden , Turkey and the United Kingdom over this incident.

Christina George

Compulsive junk food eater, football watcher, and book reader. Hate the unicorn trend, love laughing at my own jokes; also, sometimes I write about food.

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