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Lidl recall and ‘do not drink’ warning over lager with undeclared sulphur dioxide

Starovice Czech Lager 5.0% is a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and sulphites.

Lidl is recalling all of the 500ml bottles of the lager with a best before of October 16.

A spokesman for the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said: “Lidl GB is recalling the above product from customers and been advised to contact 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.

“If you have bought the above product and have a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, do not drink it.

“Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

“For further information, please contact Lidl GB Customer Services on 0370 444 1234 or [email protected]

What is an allergy alert?

Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold.

Then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product).

Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.

When there is a food allergy risk, the FSA will issue an Allergy Alert.

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