Kit Kat products taken off the shelves

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As a precaution, Nestlé South Africa is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of Kit Kat milk chocolate products due to the possibility that they may contain glass pieces.

According to the company, to date, they have not received any complaints or reported injuries. “We are taking this action out of caution having discovered the presence of small pieces of glass during our quality and safety checks.

“The affected products were produced over a limited period, and this voluntary recall covers only products with specific production codes that you can find on the label,” the company said in a statement.

It also stated that the voluntary recall is limited to products with specific production codes. No other variants of Kit Kat products (dark chocolate and white chocolate) are affected by this recall. Milk chocolate products with different production codes are not affected by this recall either.

See the list of the production codes below:

NESTLÉ KIT KAT 2 Finger Milk 36x20g UTZ MB

NESTLÉ KIT KAT Mini Bag Milk 32x200g UTZ

Consumers who may have purchased the products listed above should not consume them but should instead return them to the place where they were purchased, for a full refund. To locate the production code, consumers should look on the side panel of the package. If you are not sure how to find the production code, or how to return the product, please call or WhatsApp 0860096116, email, or reach out to Nestle via our social media platforms.

Furthermore, the company urges those who are concerned that they or one of their family members might have consumed one of the affected products, to consult a medical professional who will be able to provide them with the best advice and guidance.

“We are currently investigating what went wrong. Having spotted the problem, we took steps immediately to fix it. We have put in place extra measures to further strengthen our quality and safety checks to make sure it does not happen again. The quality and safety of our products are the top priority for our company.  We are working closely with the National Department of Health – Food Control Directorate and will continue to cooperate with them fully on this voluntary recall,” said the company.

Compiled by Justine Fortuin