ALDI is recalling chocolate chips due to fears they could trigger allergic reactions.
The dark chocolate chips by Food Innovations contain milk but this isn’t mentioned on the label, meaning it’s a health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.
People who react badly to milk can experience problems with their digestive system if they consume it, such as diarrhoea, a bloated stomach, feeling sick and stomach cramps.
The product recall applies to all 100g packs of the Create a Cake Home Bake batches.
They cost 49p and come with the barcode 5060272503130.
Customers who are known to be allergic to milk are being advised not to eat the treats.
Instead, you should return it to your nearest Aldi store, where you’ll be given a full refund.
Aldi currently has around 800 stores across the UK. You can find your nearest one using its store locator here.
Your product recall rights
PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.
As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.
But it’s often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.
When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don’t there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.
If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.
In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full redund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.
You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.
A statement on Aldi’s website said: “We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.”
If you have any concerns about the product, you can contact Aldi by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lidl recently also issued recalls on salt and pepper as they could contain GLASS.
And there’s a warning out about garlic bread from Iceland which could trigger allergic reactions as it contains milk.
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