Lidl recalls four varieties of Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks as allergenic ingredients are not declared in English

Last updated:
3 November 2017
allergy alert
Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks as they contain various allergens which are not legible on the packaging as the ingredient are not written in English. This means the products are a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to soya, an allergy or intolerance to milk or its constituents, an allergy to nuts or an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.

Product details

Variety

Best Before

Allergens present

Fine Dark Chocolate (60g)

28.08.2018

Soya

Fine Hazelnut (60g)

28.08.2018

Milk, Hazelnut, Soya

With Speculoos (60g)

28.08.2018

Milk, Wheat, Soya

Fine White Chocolate (60g)

28.08.2018

Milk, Soya

Risk

Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks - Fine Dark Chocolate contains soya, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya.

Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks - Fine Hazelnut contains milk, nuts and soya, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, and/or an allergy to nuts and/or an allergy to soya.

Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks - With Speculoos contains milk, wheat and soya, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, and/or an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten and/or an allergy to soya.

Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks - Fine White Chocolate contains milk and soya, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, and/or an allergy to soya.

No other Lidl products are known to be affected.

Our advice to customers

If you have bought any of the above products and have allergies or intolerances to the following, do not eat them:

  • an allergy to soya
  • and/or an allergy to nuts
  • and/or an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents
  • and/or an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten

Please return the product(s) to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Lidl is recalling the above products from customers and has been advised by the FSA to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their members of the recall. The company has also issued point-of-sale notices in its stores. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products. Please see the attached notice.

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.

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Ref: FSA-AA-78-2017