Vegan yoghurt and ice cream maker COYO has apologized for the ‘precautionary product removal’ now in place after traces of milk were found in its dairy-free yoghurts.

After a ‘thorough review’ of ingredients, COYO states the source of the contamination has been identified as coming from a third-party supplier; the brand claims this relationship has now been ‘terminated’.

The Food Standards Agency warns the dairy traces found in the products pose a ‘possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk’ and states that the recall applies to yoghurts of all flavours with a use-by date before and including 16 March, with the following batch codes: 180115, 180116, 180118, 180119, 180122 to 180126, 180130, 180131, 180201, 180202 and 180205 to 180209.

We are devastated by this, especially as being dairy-free sits at the heart of everything we do

In a public statement, a COYO representative said: “During recent product testing, a small amount of dairy has been found in our COYO yoghurts. We are devastated by this, especially as being dairy-free sits at the heart of everything we do and we’ve always taken great care to ensure we provide our customers with high-quality, dairy-free products, made in our own dairy-free factory.

“As a precautionary measure, and to ensure that our customers can continue to have confidence that our products are dairy-free, we are working with the Food Standards Agency and local government organizations to make sure any potentially non-dairy material is removed from shop shelves. We have also terminated our relationship with the third-party supplier to ensure that this never happens again.”

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2 Responses to COYO ‘devastated’ after traces of milk found in vegan yoghurt

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    IRENE BARCLAY February 22, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

    What level of Dairy was found in the product.Was it Casein?

    • Rosie Greenaway
      Rosie Greenaway February 26, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

      The exact level of dairy has not been disclosed but is confirmed to have been traces of milk.

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