Buyers of KitKat chunky peanut bars urged to contact Nestlé on product withdrawal


MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday advised consumers who purchased popular chocolate KitKat chunky peanut butter flavored bars (48g size) to call its manufacturer, Nestlé, which earlier announced a recall of the product.

In an advisory, the FDA disclosed that Nestlé has initiated a global voluntary recall of various varieties of KitKat Chunky 48g bars, including some in the Philippines.

“In the Philippines, the voluntary recall only covers a very small quantity of KitKat Chunky Peanut Butter Flavor 48g size bar with batch codes 23650457H, 22940457H, and 22950457H,” said the FDA.

“No other KitKat product variant and size is affected,” it added.

The affected products are predominantly sold in the United Kingdom.

The FDA said the recall came after at least seven individuals in the United Kingdom found a piece of plastic in the product.

But the FDA clarified that so far, it has not received any similar complaint in the Philippines.

Nevertheless, the FDA said consumers, who have purchased the product with the concerned batch codes should contact Nestlé.

Nestlé hotlines are (02) 8980061 (Metro Manila) and 1-800-100-637853 (provincial areas), and are open 24 hours a day, from Mondays to Sundays.

The FDA also said it would continually monitor any consumer report about the product in the market.

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  • calipso_2100

    Piece of plastic? Just spit it out and enjoy the rest of the chocolate. BIG DEAL!

    • Keith_P

      It is a big deal especially if the plastic got mixed in while the chocolate or the wafers were still hot. If it did, it could have leached cancer-causing substances in the candy bars.

      • calipso_2100

        Duh melted chocolate is not hot enough to melt plastic. Only a few degrees above room temp and they already melt. They even melt in your hands.

        Famous fastfood chains do health hazards everyday. They serve hot coffee/chocolate on styrofoam cups. Serve hotcakes and hot food on styrofoam plates – you could even notice that the styro get scorched. And you can be sure carcinogens and other harmful chemicals have leached in your food/drink.


      • Keith_P

        Of course plastic doesn’t melt in your hands, genius. I was talking about chocolate AS IT IS BEING COOKED. If the plastic got mixed there, then it is really a big deal, contrary to your first statement.

        And let’s grant that you do get exposed to carcinogens when you consume hot food out of styro packaging because of government incompetence — does that mean people who bought the recalled Kitkats should just ignore the fact that they purchased a faulty product? They get poisoned anyway from eating out of a styro so it shouldn’t be a problem if they ingest a piece of plastic from a candy bar, is that it? Wow, unbelievable logic you got there, Einstein.

      • Chris

        “styro packaging because of government incompetence” — is there a law banning stryro packaging?

      • calipso_2100

        Chocolate is not cooked beyond about 50C. Otherwise some ingredients in it will burn and your chocolate will not taste good. Plastic deteriorates way beyond that temp.

        And NO I was not saying it’s okay to be harmed just because our government is incompetent in making sure of our food safety. Im just saying that while private firms are very strict with their standards that even ‘minor’ incidents are taken cared of, our government doesnt do anything about the more serious ones like the those I mentioned.

    • shark_ga

      Nagmagandang-loob na nga yung Nestle na i-recall yung palpak nilang chocolate, nagmamarunong ka pa. Matuwa ka na lang, chong. Buti nga may konsensya sila para di mapahamak yung consumers nila eh.

      What if nakabili ka nung Kitkat with Plastic Bits nila? Malamang di mo rin naman seseryosohin na idura na lang yung plastic at tuloy mo pa ring kainin yung chocolate. Syempre bad trip yun. Sigurado you’ll demand a refund. Matinong pera yung pinambili mo tapos basura ang kapalit.

  • shark_ga

    Kung may oras lang ako hahanapin ko sa mga groceries yang mga Kitkat na may codes na yan. Sigurado mamimigay ng compensation ang Nestle niyan. Pwede na sa akin ang 10 years supply of free chocolates!

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