Last updated on 16 April 2014

Lidl Ocean Sea Rollmops recalled

Lidl UK is recalling jars of its Ocean Sea Rollmops because mustard is not mentioned in English on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with an allergy to mustard. In addition, the label does not mention fish as an ingredient in English, although the product label does show an image of prepared fish.

Product details

Only jars without a label in English are being recalled.

Product name: Lidl Ocean Sea Rollmops
Pack size: 500g, glass jar
'Best before' end: all dates
Batch code: all codes

Risk

Allergen: mustard

This product contains mustard making it a possible health risk for those with an allergy to mustard.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to mustard, do not eat it. Instead, return it to your nearest Lidl store for a full refund. Customers can also contact the Lidl Customer Services Helpline on 0870 444 1234.

Action taken by the company

The company has recalled the product from customers and will be contacting the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. A copy of the point-of-sale notice issued by the company can be found via the link below.

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Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold. Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.

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Ref: S/2014