Food recall: Lidl urgently recalls potato dish over allergy fears – ‘possible health risk’

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Food recalls are issued when a possible health or safety risk becomes apparent. The latest recall, which comes from Lidl, was published on both the supermarket’s website as well as the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The retailer said: “Lidl GB is recalling My Street Food Patatas Bravas with Aioli Dip, because the label does not mention that the ingredient ‘sweet whey powder’ is a product derived from milk.”

This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk to milk constituents.

Lidl added: “If you have bought the above mentioned product, and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents we advise you not to eat it.”

Customers can return the food item to their local store for a full refund.

No receipt is needed in order to receive a full refund.

The statement said: “No other My Street Food products in Lidl GB stores are affected by this recall.

“Lidl GB wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“Any customers with queries or concerns can contact Customer Services on 0370 444 1234.”

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My Street Food Patatas Bravas with Aioli Dip

Pack size: 560g

Best before: All dates

The food dish isn’t the only product the discount supermarket is currently recalling.

Lidl has also issued a product recall on one of its popular DIY tools.

In the statement, the supermarket said: “Lidl GB is recalling the Parkside Steam Wallpaper Stripper PDTA 5 A1 with the International Article Number (IAN) 332976_1907 as a precaution.”

The IAN number can be found on the top of the machine, under the handle.

Lidl added: “The lid may unexpectedly come off the green boiler container while the product is in use, resulting in a risk of scalding.

“If you have bought the above mentioned product, we advise you not to use it.”

In other news, the discount supermarket is following in the footsteps of major retailers in trailing a scan as you shop service. 

The service means customers scan their food items as they travel round the supermarket and pay for them at the checkout. 

Fullwell Lidl in south west London is the only branch where the app will be able to be used so far but branching out to other stores in the future hasn’t been ruled out. 

A Lidl spokesperson said it was too early to provide any further details on the new scheme at the moment.

Taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on the new scheme, customers were happy to see Lidl joining the “bandwagon”.

One person wrote: “My issue with scan as you shop is if you’re scanning with one hand, and the product is in the other, where is the basket? Anyway’s love Lidl getting on the bandwagon.”

Another said: “About time the discounters joined the mainstream supermarkets.”

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