Urgent recall: Lidl pulls food from shelves over the risk of hives and sickness

Lidl store

Lidl shoppers should check for the item

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 01/12/2023

- 09:42

Lidl customers should check for the affected item

Lidl has pulled products from shelves that could cause a serious risk for shoppers with an intolerance to sulphites.

The recall is specific to products bought in England, Scotland and Wales.

XXL Ocean Sea Cooked & Peeled Large Prawns

Pack size 1kg

Best before January 2025

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The recall has been made as it contains sulphites not stated on the packaging.

This can have extreme side effects in some cases.

The affected batches have been removed from shelves and customers with an intolerance should not eat them.

Lidl stated: "Lidl GB is recalling the above-mentioned product due to the potential presence of Sulphur Dioxide.

"If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to Sulphur Dioxide, we advise you not to eat it.

"Customers are asked to return this product to the nearest store where a full refund will be given.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your cooperation.

"For further information, contact Customer Care on customer.care@lidl.co.uk or 0203 966 5566."

In very rare cases, sulfites can cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms can include hives, a fast heartbeat, wheezing, dizziness, sickness and a chest cough, according to Anaphylaxis UK.

Food items can be pulled from UK supermarkets when a possible health risk because apparent.

Lidl large prawns

It can have serious health risks in extreme cases


This comes as Tesco recalled vegetables that were considered "unsafe to eat" after a dangerous contamination.

Some batches of frozen peas could have been cross-contaminated with an unknown berry, which could cause health problems for those with an allergy.

Lidl shared a serious warning for chocolate that has a "choking hazard".

Customers were urged to check their cupboards for the white chocolate product.

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