The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has warned consumers not to buy or eat Wonka branded chocolate bars due to reports that there are counterfeit bars 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.
Issues with the counterfeit chocolate bars include failure to provide an accurate ingredients list, a false business name and address on the label, and the rewrapping of various shop bought or homemade chocolate bars in Wonka wrappers.
Commenting today, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI urged 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,” said Dr Byrne.
“Consumers have a right to safe food and counterfeit foodstuffs will be pursued using the legal powers available to us.”