LIDL has pulled packs of own-brand muesli bars over fears they contain salmonella.
Customers with the Delux Dark Chocolate Muesli Bars with Brazils and Cranberries at home are being advised not to eat them.
Salmonella can trigger severe gastrointestinal problems, including diarrhoea and abdominal cramps, as well as a fever.
It's caused by bacteria that lives in the gut of birds and animals, and makes humans sick if its consumed.
Poisoning can affect anyone but the affects can be more severe in the very young, elderly or those in hospital.
Symptoms usually show up between six hours and three days of eating something with salmonella in it and can last several days.
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 refund 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.
The supermarket snacks have been recalled as a precautionary step.
Affected batches have best before dates of August, September, October and December 2020, and January, February, March and April 2021.
Instead of consuming them, shoppers should return the bars to the supermarket when they make their next essential trip in exchange for a full refund.
You don't have to show staff the receipt to get your money back.
If you can't make it to the stores, you should take a photo of the affected product and the best before date and email it to [email protected]
The customer service desk will then process a refund via a letter.
Other Delux products or muesli bars with different best before dates are not affected by the recall.
In a statement on the recall notice on the Food Standards Agency's website, the supermarket said: "Lidl GB wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused."
Other recalls to look out for include two chicken dishes from Iceland over fears they also contain salmonella.
Primula cheese sold in all major supermarkets has also been recalled because it may contain a bacteria that could cause paralysis.
John Lewis has pulled this mattress over fears it's unsafe for babies.
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