Lidl Ireland recalls Harvest Basket Potato Croquettes as allergens are not written in English

Northern Ireland specific
31 August 2018

Lidl Ireland is recalling Harvest Basket Potato Croquettes from its stores in Northern Ireland because they contain wheat and egg which are not written in English on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg, wheat or gluten.

Product details

Aardappelkroketjes Croquettes de pommes de terre (Potato Croquettes)

Pack size 750g
Batch code L808603001
Best before 27 March 2020

No other Lidl Ireland products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Wheat (gluten), Egg

This product contains wheat (gluten) and egg making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg, wheat or gluten.

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 or intolerance to egg, wheat or gluten, 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-63-2018