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Allergy risks: Ikea recalls dark chocolate from its own trade


Milk and hazelnut content not adequately declared: Ikea is recalling chocolate
The furniture group Ikea, which also has food on offer, is calling back dark chocolate because the milk and hazelnut content on the packaging has not been adequately declared. In allergy sufferers, consumption could lead to unpleasant reactions.

Furniture chain recalls chocolate
The Ikea furniture store chain has launched a recall campaign for dark chocolate. It is said that the milk and hazelnut content was not adequately stated on the packages. The recall relates to the 100-gram bars of CHOKLAD MÖRK 60 percent and CHOKLAD MÖRK 70 percent. According to the information, people who are allergic to milk or hazelnuts may experience an allergic reaction after consuming the product.

Allergic reactions possible
According to health experts, milk allergy is one of the most common allergic reactions to food. It has to be distinguished from lactose intolerance (lactose intolerance). However, the symptoms are similar. After eating dairy products, symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting or skin reactions with itching can occur. The situation is similar with a hazelnut allergy. Those affected may also experience a burning or tingling sensation on the lips, mouth and mucous membranes after eating a food containing hazelnuts. According to the German Allergy and Asthma Association (DAAB), "hazelnuts are the second cause of anaphylactic reactions after the legume".

Affected products can be returned without a receipt
According to Ikea, people who are not allergic to milk and hazelnuts can safely consume the products affected by the recall. Customers can return the recalled goods to the nearest Ikea store for a full refund of the purchase price. Proof of purchase in the form of a receipt is not required for the refund. For more information, call Ikea toll-free at 0800-5893391. (ad)

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