Anvisa (Health Surveillance Agency) banned this Tuesday (18) the marketing, distribution and use of two batches of Garoto brand chocolates that may contain glass fragments.
The products are 80 g milk chocolate bars with cashews and milk chocolates with cashews and raisins, both expiring on September 9, 2023. The batches are 225212941G and 225312941G, respectively.
In a statement, Garoto said it had suspended the sale of the product. “The suspicion of the presence of small fragments of glass comes from the breakage of a sensor in the manufacturing line, which may have had some contact with the referred batches”, explained the company.
Anvisa stated that there is a possibility of contamination only in the two batches. There is no restriction on the use of other Garoto products.
“The company immediately suspended the distribution and marketing of these two batches of products and clarifies that the collection action is restricted to the states of Santa Catarina and Espírito Santo, where the batches were distributed. Most of the units involved have already been collected by the company, which is collaborating with the authorities so that the other units are collected”, said Garoto, in a note.
What to do if you have purchased the products
If you have purchased any of the two chocolate bars, the consumer must check the batch of the product on the back of the label, next to the seal. If batch codes are 225212941G or 225312941G, the food should not be consumed.
Anvisa suggests that the buyer keep the packaging and contact Garoto’s Customer Service on 0800 055 95 50. The number works from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, except holidays. The company also offers communication by email firstname.lastname@example.org for exchange or refund.