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

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11:15 PM March 25th, 2013

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By: Tina G. Santos, March 25th, 2013 11:15 PM

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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