Thorntons withdraws Praline Melts over ‘may contain nuts’ warning

Praline Melts which have been found to contrain nuts. Thorntons has a shop on East Street, Chichester
Praline Melts which have been found to contrain nuts. Thorntons has a shop on East Street, Chichester

Readers hoping to say it with Thorntons Praline Melts this Valentine’s Day are being warned to check the batch number if they have bought the product from a Tesco store.

The chocolate company has withdrawn the product because a limited number of the cartons may have an incorrect ingredients label on the back of the pack, making a ‘may contain nuts’ rather than ‘contains nuts’ statement.

The exact product name is Thorntons Praline Melts (200g), with a batch code of L802315 and best before date of 30/11/2015.

Tesco has already withdrawn this product from sale but any customers who are allergic to nuts and may have purchased this product are advised not to eat them.

They are asked to return them to the Tesco store from which they were purchased for a full refund.

Alternatively, the product can be sent to: Customer Services, Thornton Park, Somercotes, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 4XJ. Postage will be refunded.

Relevant Allergy Support Organisations have been contacted to inform them of the issue so that they may advise their members.

A spokesman for Thorntons said: “Thorntons takes food safety very seriously and apologises that, in this instance, the product did not pass its quality standards and assurance procedures.”