Friday 9 December 2016

Lidl recalls packets of peanuts for failing to tell customers they contain… nuts

Meadhbh McGrath

Published 30/07/2016 | 16:15

Lidl are recalling their own brand peanuts. Photo: Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Lidl are recalling their own brand peanuts. Photo: Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Lidl are recalling their own brand peanuts. Photo: Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Lidl is recalling its own brand of peanuts because the packaging fails to tell customers they contain possible allergens.

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The German chain has asked customers to return packets of Alesto Honey Peanuts because the ingredients are not printed in English.

Shoppers who purchased a 200g packet of Alesto Honey Peanuts (best before date: 02/2017) have been told they can get a full refund if they return them to the store.

“Lidl Ireland is withdrawing the above batch of Alesto Cacahuetes/Amendoim, as the label and ingredients list are not in English,” the company said in a statement.

Lidl are recalling their own brand peanuts. Photo: Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Lidl are recalling their own brand peanuts. Photo: Food Safety Authority of Ireland

“The product contains peanuts and may also contain other nuts. This batch may be a risk to consumers who are allergic to or intolerant of peanut or its constituents.”

The allergens are declared in Spanish and Portuguese on each packet, but not displayed in English, which violates regulations of Food Information to Consumers legislation.

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