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1 Dec 2021

Product recall: Lidl Deluxe Stuffed Dates may carry Salmonella

The supermarket has warned customers that a batch of its stuffed dates could potentially cause food poisoning

Lidl is recalling a batch of its Deluxe Stuffed Dates due to the presence of Salmonella, which can trigger severe gastrointestinal symptoms.

A product recall alert issued by the supermarket has urged customers not to eat the dates covered in the affected batch. Lidl has also confirmed that notices will be displayed in all retail stores selling the product.

Read on to find out which batch is being recalled and what you should do if you've bought Lidl Deluxe Stuffed Dates.

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Which Lidl products are being recalled?

This product recall covers a specific batch of stuffed dates. On its recall notice, Lidl notes that 'no other Deluxe products in Lidl GB stores are affected by this recall.'

Lidl is recalling Deluxe Stuffed Dates issued with the following batch code and best before date:

  • Pack size: 240g
  • Batch code: 21301/196
  • Best before date: 21/01/2022

What does Lidl say?

Lidl says it is recalling a batch of its Deluxe Stuffed Dates due to 'the potential presence of Salmonella'.

The supermarket's recall notice explains: 'If you have bought the above-mentioned product, we advise you not to eat it.

'Instead, return it to a Lidl GB store for a full refund, with or without a receipt.'

What should I do if I'm affected?

If you have bought an affected pack of Lidl's Deluxe Stuffed Dates, do not eat them. Head in-store for a full refund.

For any queries or concerns about the recalled batch, contact Lidl's Customer Services Team on 0370 444 1234.

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. Symptoms of food poisoning can include feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, a high temperature and sometimes vomiting.

If you do experience symptoms of food poisoning, the NHS website says you should have lots of fluids, such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration.

What are my rights if there's a food recall?

If you've bought a product that's been recalled, you have the right to a refund thanks to the Consumer Rights Act.

The retailer that sold you the product should offer a full refund, even if the item has been in your cupboard or freezer for several months.

If you've already consumed or thrown away the affected product, you can still get a refund if you're able to show proof of purchase such as a till receipt, bank statement, or online order confirmation.

Our guide explains more about your rights under the Consumer Rights Act when there's a product recall.