Lidl has recalled this cheddar cheese over fears it may contain plastic

Supermarket chain Lidl is recalling its Simply Mature White Cheddar cheese over fears it may contain pieces of plastic.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) explains, “This product may contain pieces of plastic which makes the product unsafe to eat.”

What is being recalled?

Product details

Simply Mature White Cheddar

Pack size - 900gBest before - 26 December 2020

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Lidl GB is recalling Simply Mature White Cheddar and point of sale notices - which explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought the product - will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product.

What should I do if I have bought the product?

If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. You do not have to have the receipt.

Alternatively, email [email protected] with a photo of the affected product and the best before date.

You can also call the Lidl customer service team on 0370 444 1234.

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What are product recalls and withdrawals?

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) explains that if there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).

The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices in order to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food.

“In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers,” explains the FSA.