Lindt & Sprungli recalls two Easter chocolate eggs products due to undeclared barley

Last updated:
14 March 2017
allergy alert
Lindt & Sprungli Ltd is recalling two batches of Excellence Dark Extra Fine Shell Egg and Lindor Strawberries & Cream Shell Egg because they contain barley which is not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to barley. The products do not pose a risk to consumers with coeliac disease.

Product details

Product: Lindt Excellence Dark Extra Fine Shell Egg
'Best before' end: October 2017
Pack size: 220g
Batch code: LS7018

Product: Lindor Strawberry & Cream Shell Egg 
'Best before' end: July 2017
Pack size: 285g
Batch code: L6334

No other Lindt & Sprungli Ltd products are known to be affected


Allergen: Barley

The products contain barley, making them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to barley. 

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products and have an allergy to barley, do not eat them. Instead return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Lindt & Sprungli Ltd is recalling the above products 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/products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products. Please see the attached notice.

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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

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Ref: FSA-AA-21-2017