The list of recall procedures is important. Like tin cans at Carrefour or the famous Buitoni pizzas. For more than a year, more than 4,000 recall procedures for food products have been carried out, ie more than 300 recalls per month. Recently, a new call for vigilance has been launched.
A risk for allergy sufferers
Chocolate cakes, marketed by Lidl, have just been withdrawn from sale and are the subject of a recall in store. The cause ? Gluten, milk and trace allergens such as soy, nuts, sesame seeds and eggs would be present without being reported, which appears to be a risk for allergy sufferers. “Following a labeling error, products were put on sale with packaging in a foreign language”can be seen on the recall procedure.
The Rappel.conso.gouv.fr site asks customers with allergies to stop eating them and to bring them back to the points of sale as soon as possible or to contact Lidl customer service on 0 800 900 343 (non-surcharged call, available Monday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.). Only people who are not allergic to these ingredients can eat the products.
Which products are being recalled?
The product subject to this recall is the Sondey Organic Dark Chocolate Bar Biscuit Pack. It was sold between June 2 and June 9 in many Lidl stores. These are lots L2022105 and L2022147 with international item code (GTIN) 20928827. The durability date for this item was April 15 and May 27, 2023.
To find the full list of reminders, go to the Rappel Conso site. Launched by the Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) in 2021, this site brings together all product recalls classified by category (food, beauty hygiene, home, habitat, etc.).
More and more regular reminders
Controls exist among manufacturers because organizations linked to the State are there to ensure that the products can be eaten without danger. Often, food scandals unfold. Sometimes the ingredients on the label don’t match what’s in the package. In France, checks take place to verify the production process. The Ferrero scandal had a big media impact. Thus, for several weeks, the media spoke about this subject. The Fraich’up pizzas from the Buitoni brand were also singled out. We forward talked about Objeko.
The French are more and more concerned about what they consume. Moreover, in recent years, organic has become more and more popular. Thus, the products are free of pesticides and chemicals. We do not always know the long-term effect of chemicals on our health.
There is a desire to eat healthier. People also want to stop eating meat because of the environmental impact. The other trend is to eat local. Thus, more and more individuals want to eat products that come from a nearby department. Some school canteens try to offer products that come from a nearby radius. This local and organic trend should continue. Farmers are converting to this new philosophy. On the shelves of stores, organic is taking a growing place. It’s a whole sector that is being reorganized.
In addition, an association is vigilant in France, it is the UFC Que Choisir. Thousands of volunteers are there to support consumers who are cheated. Thus, in recent years, scams are important. Some individuals decide to file a complaint when they believe there is harm. In this case, you have to call a lawyer and take many steps, the result of which may take time to obtain. In the weeks and months to come, Objeko will not fail to tell you about the news and topics related to consumption.