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Updated - Lidl GB extends its recall of Cologran Stevia sweetener tablets because of undeclared aspartame (E951)

Lidl GB is extending its recall of Cologran Stevia sweetener tablets (Stevia variant) to include three additional batches, because aspartame, (E951) is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk to sufferers of phenylketonuria (PKU).

Product details

Cologran Stevia sweetener tablets
Pack size 100 tablets
Batch code L 91424 A, L 91424 B, L 91424 C (previously recalled batch) and L 91424 D
Best before end date: December 2022

Risk statement

This product contains aspartame, (E951), (a source of phenylalanine) making it a possible health risk for sufferers of phenylketonuria (PKU).

Action taken by the company

Lidl GB is recalling the above product. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all Lidl GB stores that are selling this product. 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 suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU), do not eat it. Instead, return it to the Lidl GB store from where it was bought for a full refund.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-45-2020-update-1