Recall Roundup: Pathogens and undeclared allergens

Posted: 5 April 2024 | | No comments yet

In this instalment of Recall Roundup we highlight the latest food and beverage recalls in the UK and US.

Recall roundup:


In the UK, ASDA is recalling its Extra Special Taleggio due to the fact Listeria monocytogenes has been found in some of the products.

The product comes in a pack size of 200g and the affected batch has the use by date 14 April 2024.

As well as recalling the product, the supermarket will be displaying point of sale notices to explain why the product is being recalled.

Advice to consumers states that if they have purchased the recalled product, they should not eat it, instead they should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund.

Undeclared allergens

Meanwhile in the US, Lidl is recalling its Deluxe branded Macarons Party Edition due to numerous allergens not being stated on the label.

Allergen information missing from the packaging includes undeclared wheat, soy, egg, milk, and tree nuts (almonds, pistachios, and coconut). Lidl US has said that this error is “a result of non-English ingredient labelling”.

Shining a light on food fraud

The discount retailer has also claimed that it has not received any reports or complaints of illness relating to this product to date.

Units involved in this recall have a barcode/UPC code reading: 4056489365365 and were distributed to all Lidl US store locations in the US. This includes: Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

According to the discount supermarket, the problem was discovered “after delivery” to its stores. Advice to consumers states that if they have purchased it they should not consume it. Instead consumers have been advised to immediately return it to their nearest Lidl store for a full refund with or without a receipt.

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