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A vegan brand has recalled its yoghurt products after they were found to contain milk.

Co Yo, which also makes ice-cream, said it is ‘devasted’ by the contamination and blamed an external third-party supplier. It has now cut ties with this supplier.

The Food Standards Agency [FSA] said consumers should return yoghurt to shops as it could pose a risk to people with dairy allergies.

‘Small amount’

Co Yo, which boasts a number of celebrity fans including Nigella Lawson, Fearne Cotton, and Boy George, released a statement regarding the contamination.

It said: “During recent product testing, a small amount of dairy has been found in our Co Yo 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.”

Return

It added: “If you have any Co Yo products with a ‘use by’ date earlier than and including March 16, please contact the store you purchased from for a full refund.

“If you have any concerns about any of our products please don’t hesitate to contact us.

“Once again, we would like to apologise to all our customers for any concern this may have caused.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.