LIDL has issued an urgent recall for a batch of its own brand chocolate bars after a labelling blunder means that they’re a possible health risk to those with allergies.
The ingredients list on some packets of Mister Choc Hazelnut Crisp Chocolate Fingers isn’t written on English.
The affected batches of Mister Choc bars have a best before date of August 13 2019
As a result, it’s not clear that the chocolates are made with barley, wheat, milk, nuts and soya which are all known to trigger an allergic reaction in some people.
Bloating, headaches, upset stomachs and skin rashes are common symptoms of an allergic reaction to certain types of food.
In some serious cases, an allergic reaction can cause a person to go into anaphylactic shock which is potentially life threatening.
Shoppers who are known to react badly to gluten, nuts, dairy and soya are being advised not to eat the snacks.
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As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.
But it’s often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.
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In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full redund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.
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Instead, customers should return the product to their nearest store in exchange for a full refund – you don’t need to bring the receipt.
Affected batches of the chocolates come in 200g packs and have a best before date of August 13 2019.
The snacks are sold in branches in England and Wales and come in packs of 11 individually wrapped fingers.
It’s the third recall this year that the discounter has issued over Mister Choc chocolate bars because of a problem with the packaging.
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Lidl pulled Mister Choc Choco & Caramel Bars after nutty versions of the bars were put into the wrong packaging.
Only in January, we also reported how the retailer pulled biscuits and peanut snacks after the ingredients were not correctly labelled at all on the wrapping.
Other recalls to look out for include two chocolate treats by Poundstretcher, which contain egg and wheat that aren’t clearly labelled on the packaging.
Lidl recalls biscuits due to fears they could trigger deadly allergic reactions
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