The company said that food safety was a priority and as a precautionary measure it had recalled the 100g candy product.
Customers who bought the candy with best-before dates between October 23 2018 and January 26 2019 have been urged to return it for a full refund. The best-before date is stamped on the back of the packaging and no receipt was required to obtain a refund, the retailer said.
In the recall notice, Ikea said: “We see this recall as a necessary step to live up to our high-quality food safety standards and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”
Point-of-sale notices are being displayed in all of its retail stores that are selling the candy product. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.
No other products affected
No other Ikea products are known to be affected.
In 2015, Ikea recalled its Russin & Mandel raisin and almond mix because the bags might have contained other types of nuts, which would endanger people with allergies.
However, in the same year there was praise for the retailer and its food. Animal rights campaigners backed Ikea after it revealed it would launch a vegan Swedish meatball.
In 2013, the furniture retailer was dragged into the horsemeat scandal, after tests in the Czech Republic revealed traces of horsemeat in a consignment of meatballs made in Sweden. Ikea withdrew the meatballs that were on sale in 14 countries.