Food recall: Lidl urgently recalls food sweetener over undeclared substance

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has listed a recall for a certain batch of Lidl GB’s sweetener tablets because of a substance inside that is not mentioned on the label. This could be a potential health risk. Customers who have this item should return it to the store it was purchased from for a full refund.

The affected Cologran Stevia sweetener tablets are being recalled from all Lidl GB stores.

This is because of undeclared aspartame that is not mentioned on the label.

A statement from the Food Standards Agency reads: “This product contains aspartame, (E951), (a source of phenylalanine) making it a possible health risk for sufferers of phenylketonuria (PKU).”

Aspartame is an artificial non-saccharide sweetener and is commonly used as a sugar substitute in foods and beverages.

When not declared on the label, it can provide a potential health risk to those sufferers of phenylketonuria.

If you have bought the above product, and suffer from phenylketonuria, Lidl GB says to return it to the store it was bought from for a full refund.

Alternatively, customers can dispose of the product and email [email protected] including a photo of the affected product and Best Before End date.

Lidl GB’s customer service team will then process the refund via letter.

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The product is still safe for those who do not suffer from the genetic disorder.

What products are affected?

  • Pack size: 100 tablets
  • Batch code: L 91424 C
  • Best before: December 2022

Other Cologran products, variants, Best Before Dates and batches are not affected by this recall.

More recalls are also in force across the discount food chain.

The food store has also recalled the Deluxe Chocolate Muesli Bar with Brazils and Cranberries due to the potential presence of Salmonella.

Salmonella can trigger severe gastrointestinal symptoms.

Other symptoms include a fever, stomach cramps and nausea.

Customers who have bought this product should return it to store for a full refund.

What products are affected?

  • Pack size: 3x45g
  • Best before: September 2020, October 2020, December 2020, January 2021, February 2021, March 2021 and April 2021

Other Deluxe products, variants and Best Before End dates are not affected by this recall.

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