Health Lab Kids chocolates recalled after milk detected in Woolworths, Big W products

Ellen RansleyNCA NewsWire
The chocolate is sold at Woolworths stores across the country. NCA NewsWire / Nikki Short
Camera IconThe chocolate is sold at Woolworths stores across the country. NCA NewsWire / Nikki Short Credit: News Corp Australia

A vegan chocolate brand has recalled a number of its children’s products sold at Woolworths and Big W stores around the country after milk was discovered.

Health Lab Mylk Chocolate Zillions 100g, Whyte Chocolate Zillions 100g and Mixed Kwalas 96g with best before dates of 23 August 2022 and 23 October 2022 were subject to a Food Standards Alert late on Friday.

Those products are targeted at children, and the recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen – milk – which could cause a reaction if consumed.

A number of plant-based children's chocolates have been recalled after contamination by milk.
Camera IconA number of plant-based children's chocolates have been recalled after contamination by milk. Credit: Supplied

“Consumers who have a milk allergy or intolerance should not consume this product, and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund,” a Food Standards statement read.

Health Lab, which promotes itself as being “plant based” and “all natural”, said they were investigating how the contamination had occurred.

“We are currently working closely with the Victorian Department of Health and the Food Standards Australia New Zealand to investigate how this event occurred and manage this recall process,” the company said.

“The remainder of our Health Lab and Health Lab Kids collections are without contamination. “Please always read the ingredient list.”

Originally published as Health Lab Kids chocolates recalled after milk detected in Woolworths, Big W products

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