Lidl GB has recalled Deluxe Ecuadorian Single Origin Easter Egg because it may contain milk which is not mentioned on the label. As a milk chocolate, the milk component is required to be stated separately. In this instance, the labelling reads that it is 70% cocoa, but the milk component it not mentioned anywhere.
This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.
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This product contains milk, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. No other Lidl Deluxe product is affected by this recall.
Action taken by the company
Lidl GB is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers.
These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. It may be returned to the nearest store for a full refund, and no proof of purchase needed.
Our advice to consumers
If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, do not eat it. Return it to the nearest Lidl store.
Lidl apologises for any inconvenience that may have been caused by this recall.
An allergy to milk or milk constituents is basically lactose intolerance.
Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, the sugar that is found in milk and dairy products. It is caused by a shortage of lactase in the body; an enzyme produced by the small intestine. For most people, lactose intolerance develops over time as the body produces less lactase. It is most likely to be age related, and occurs mostly with advancing age.
The signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance usually begin from thirty minutes to two hours after eating or drinking foods that contain milk or milk constituents.
If you are interested in learning more about food allergies consider this short course.
The symptoms are:
Diarrhoea, nausea, sometimes vomiting, stomach cramps, bloating and flatulence
None of these present a serious health risk and symptoms will usually disappear within an hour. If symptoms persist, seek professional medical advice from a doctor.