Lidl UK recalls Kania Gravy Granules because of chemical contamination

Last updated:
17 December 2016
product recall
Lidl UK is recalling two batches of Kania Gravy Granules (Meat and Chicken) because of contamination with a chemical contaminant known as xylene.


Exposure to xylene in food products represents a health risk as it can cause adverse effects such as headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. The contaminant levels in this product exceed those set to minimise this risk and the product is therefore being recalled as a precaution.

Product details

Product: Kania Gravy Granules for Meat
Brand name: Kania
‘Best before’ end: October 2017, November 2017
Pack size: 300g

Product: Kania Gravy Granules for Chicken
Brand name: Kania
‘Best before’ end: October 2017, November 2017
Pack size: 300g

​No other batches of Kania Gravy Granules are known to be affected.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, follow the instructions set out in the company’s point-of-sale notice below.

Action taken by the company

Lidl UK has recalled the above product. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products, explaining to customers why the products are being recalled and telling them what to do if they have bought the product. 

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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.

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Ref: 71-2016