Lidl recalls HealthyCo Proteinella Smooth Hazelnut and Cocoa Spread because allergenic ingredients are not declared in English

England and Wales specific
12 April 2019

Lidl is recalling HealthyCo Proteinella Smooth Hazelnut and Cocoa Spread because it contains hazelnuts, almonds and milk which are not written in English on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts and/or an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Product details

HealthyCo Proteinella Smooth Hazelnut and Cocoa Spread

Pack size 400g
Best before 3 April 2020

No other Lidl products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Nuts (hazelnuts, almonds) and milk

This product contains hazelnuts, almonds and milk making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts and/or an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Action taken by the company

Lidl is recalling the above product from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to nuts and/or an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

About allergy alerts

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk. When there is a food allergy risk, the FSA will issue an Allergy Alert.

Ref: FSA-AA-44-2019