Lidl recalls its Sol & Mar Squid in Sunflower Oil products because they contain salt crystals

Last updated:
31 October 2017
product recall
Lidl is recalling two varieties of its Sol & Mar Squid in Sunflower Oil sold because they contain salt crystals known as struvite which could present a safety risk.

Product details

Product: Sol & Mar Squid in Sunflower Oil with Paprika
Pack size: 3x80g
‘Best before’ date: 31 December 2023

Product: Sol & Mar Squid in Sunflower Oil with Garlic
Pack size: 3x80g
‘Best before’ date: 31 December 2023

No other Lidl products are known to be affected.

Risk

Products may contain struvite which are naturally occurring salt crystals. Salt crystals may cause injury and also may be mistaken as glass.

Our advice to customers

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

Action taken by the company

Lidl is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all Lidl stores that are selling these products. 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.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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: FSA-PRIN-39-2017