Lidl recalls three products after allergy fears

By Gwen Ridler

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Lidl recalled three products over allergy fears.
Lidl recalled three products over allergy fears.
Discount retailer Lidl has recalled three of its products on fears that undeclared allergens were present in some of its foods.

The three products – Bavarian Style Smoked Cheese with Ham, Bread Baking Mix and Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts – did not have their allergens mentioned in English on their packaging.

A statement from Lidl said: ​Customer safety is of the highest importance to us at Lidl UK. As a precautionary measure we have taken the decision to recall three products. We apologise for any inconvenience caused." 

Must be in English

The allergens found within the food included wheat, rye, gluten, milk and hazelnuts. Industry rules say that allergy warnings must be in English.

A report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) advised consumers to return to the store they bought the product from to receive a full refund.

“The products are a health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to one of the above allergens,” ​said the FSA.

No other products are known to be affected at the time of writing.

Lack of allergen information

The announcement is the second time this month that Lidl have had to recall products due to a lack of allergen information on packaging.

On May 6, the FSA reported Harvest Basket Potato wedges has recalled from Lidl because gluten was not mentioned in English on the label.

Established in Germany in the 1930s, Lidl first came to the UK in 1994 and now has more than 600 stores nationwide.

Meanwhile, other products recalled in the past month included Blue Dragon Chow Mein Sauce, Organic by Nature Vegetable Medley and Asda Celery, nut and sultana salad.

Products recalled by Lidl

Product name: Bavarian Style Smoked Cheese with Ham

Product brand: Meine Käserei

Pack size: 150g

Batch code: 154

‘Use by’ date: May 30 2016

Undeclared allergen: milk


Product name: Bread Baking Mix (Sunflower Seed, Ciabatta, Farmhouse and Rustic Wholemeal)

Product brand: Belbake

Pack size: 1kg

‘Best before’ dates: March 4 2017, March 13 2017, March 16 2017, March 24 2017

Undeclared allergens: wheat, rye, barley (gluten)



Product name: Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts

Product brand: Fin Carre

Pack size: 100g

Batch code: L6028A123

‘Best before’ date: December 23 2016


Product: Harvest Basket Potato Wedges (frozen)

Pack size: 750g

Batch code: L6108

‘Best before’ date: April 18 2018

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