The counterfeit of a well-known chocolate bar brand has been deemed 'unsafe to eat'.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is warning consumers not to buy or eat Wonka branded chocolate bars due to an increase in counterfeit chocolate bars bearing this brand name for sale in Ireland.
The counterfeit chocolate bars may be unsafe to eat, as there is a possibility that they may not have been produced in line with food safety, hygiene and/or food traceability legal requirements to protect public health.
Some examples of the issues identified to date with these counterfeit Wonka branded chocolate bars include the failure to provide an accurate ingredients list along with the false business name and address on the label.
The FSAI also noted that shop bars and/or homemade chocolate bars are being rewrapped as Wonka Bars.
Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of The Food Safety Authority of Ireland urges consumers to be aware of the possible risks posed by these counterfeit chocolate bars.
“The FSAI is working closely with the food inspectors in the Environmental Health Service of the HSE to ensure any counterfeit Wonka branded chocolate bars where there is a known or suspected consumer health risk are removed from sale. Consumers have a right to safe food and counterfeit foodstuffs will be pursued using the legal powers available to us,” said Dr Byrne.
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