Lidl Ireland recalls Duc de Coeur Macarons as allergens are not declared in English

Northern Ireland specific
7 June 2018

Lidl Ireland is recalling Duc de Coeur Macarons because they contain almond, wheat, milk, eggs, pistachio and barley and may contain lupin, other nuts, peanuts and sesame, which are not written in English in the ingredients list. The product is sold in Lidl stores in Northern Ireland.

Product details

Duc de Coeur Macarons

Pack size 120g

No other Lidl Ireland products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Almond, wheat, milk, eggs, pistachio, barley, lupin, other nuts, peanuts and sesame.

The product contains almond, wheat, milk, eggs, pistachio and barley and may contain lupin, other nuts, peanuts and sesame, making them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts, nuts, lupin or sesame and/or an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, wheat (gluten), egg and/or barley.

Action taken by the company

Lidl Ireland 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 peanuts, nuts, lupin or sesame and/or an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, wheat (gluten), egg and/or barley, do not eat them. Instead return them to the store from where they were 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-46-2018