Lidl GB Birchwood Beef and Pork Mince Recall [UK]


Lidl Birchwood Beef and Pork Mince Recall [UK]

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UK FlagUK/London: Lidl Great Britain Limited (“Lidl GB”), a London, England establishment and subsidiary of Lidl of Stiftung & Co KG of Neckarsulm, Baden-Wüttenberg, Germany, recalls certain batch/lots of Birchwood Beef and Pork Mince (23% Fat) from the British marketplace due to suspected plastic fragment contamination and consequential risks of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion, GI tract laceration damage and bowel obstruction, all serious health and safety hazards.

FSA: http://ht.ly/6FMC30ryZ6K

Direct link: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-prin-11-2021

Additional information:
The UK Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) reports the following Beef and Pork Mince products are subject to recall:

  • Birchwood Beef and Pork Mince (23% Fat), sold in 750 gram plastic trays with a use-by and a best-by date of 01 March 2021

==> No barcodes, EANs, UPCs, item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the FSA, Lidl Great Britain has recalled certain batch/lots of Birchwood Beef and Pork Mince (23% Fat) from the British marketplace due to suspected plastic fragment contamination. As a direct result result of this defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Beef and Pork Mince identified above.

In general, if bone, glass, metal, plastic and/or rubber fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

Please note: while these Beef and Pork Mince products may be close to or past their use-by dates, they may be in your freezers or storage chillers. If you have purchased these products between February 1, 2021 to March 1, 2021, please check your refrigerators, chillers and/or freezers to ensure these food products have not been stored for future consumption. If found, these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase for refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-9-9, your closest hospital A&E or emergency centre equipped to properly treat choking, oral injury, internal ingestion and GI tract laceration.

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If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Lidl GB at 0370 444 1234 during normal business hours British Standard Time, Monday to Friday. You can also e-mail the company at email customer.services@lidl.co.uk.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Beef and Pork Mince, please search for “beef” or “pork” more generically, “meat” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Plastic Fragment contamination, please search for “plastic” or more generically, “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Lidl Great Britain Limited, please search for “Lidl” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Birchwood brand, please search for “Birchwood” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
FSA Ref: FSA-PRIN-11-2021
Recalls Direct RIN: 14156-2021
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