LIDL has pulled packets of its own brand Jaffa cakes from shelves over fears that they could make you ill.
The chocolate snacks contain milk but due to a labelling error, this isn’t clear on the packaging and could cause issues for those who are allergic to it.
FSA Lidl is recalling own brand Jaffa cakes because they could trigger allergies
Customers who are known to have a milk intolerance are being advised not to eat either the Sondey Orange Jaffa Cakes or the Sondey Jaffa Minis (Orange Assortment).
Instead, shoppers who have a pack at home should return them to their nearest store in exchange for a full refund – you don’t need to bring the receipt.
People who are sensitive to milk may experience problems with their digestive system if they consume it, such as diarrhoea, a bloated stomach, feeling sick and stomach cramps.
Affected packs of the normal size Jaffa cakes weigh 300g and have best before dates in 2019 – January 1, February 1, March 1, April 1, May 1, June, July 1 and August 1.
FSA Sondey Jaffa minis are also being pulled for the same reason
Your product recall rightsPRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.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.
When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don’t there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.
If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.
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.
You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.
Bags of the mini versions weigh 125g and have a best before date of either July 1, August 1, November 1 2019.
In a recall notice issued on the Food Standards Agency website, the retailer said: “Lidl GB wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
Customers who have any concerns can call the the retailer’s customer services on 03704441234.
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