Goupie chocolate products withdrawn

Last updated:
4 February 2014
allergy alert
Goupie is withdrawing some of their chocolate products because they contain barley and/or milk which are not mentioned in the allergen information on the product labels. In the ingredient list, barley is described as malt flour and milk is described as whey powder. This makes the products a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or has an intolerance to barley or gluten and/or milk.

Product details

The products being withdrawn are listed below.

Product names:
Goupie Original
Goupie Orange
Goupie Ginger
Goupie Hazelnut
Goupie Chilli
Goupie Cherry & Almond
Goupie dark Chocolate with Lavender
Goupie White Chocolate with Lavender
Goupie Mochaccino
Goupie White Chocolate with Cardamom
Goupie Mint
Goupie Boozy Christmas
Goupie A Taste of Christmas
Goupie Date & Walnut

Pack size: 180g

Use by date: All 'best before' date codes

No other Goupie products are known to be affected.


Allergen: Barley (gluten) and Milk

These products contain barley or gluten and/or milk, making it a possible health risk for those who are allergic or have an intolerance to barley or gluten and/or milk and its constituents.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products and have an allergy or intolerance to barley or gluten and/or milk and its constituents, please do not eat it. Instead return it to the store where you bought it.

Action taken by the company

The company has withdrawn the products from sale and has overstickered the affected products with the correct information. Also, the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.

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Ref: F/2014