'Do not eat': Nestlé, Aldi, Lidl and more issue recalls

By Teodora Lyubomirova

- Last updated on GMT

GettyImages/Colleen Michaels
GettyImages/Colleen Michaels

Related tags Milk Confectionary Chocolate recalls Ice cream Dairy

The Food Standards Agency has published details of the latest dairy food recalls in the UK from the past month.

Nestlé​ has recalled Aero Hot Chocolate products as a ‘precautionary step’ because a small number of packs may contain pieces of food-grade silica beads. These are non-toxic but may present a ‘minimal chocking risk’ says the manufacturer.

The recalled products are: Aero Hot Choc jars of 288g pack sizes; Aero Hot Choc sachets of 24g, and Aero Go Instant Hot Choc 28g sachets.

Nestlé has said in a statement: “Nestlé sets very high standards for the quality of its products and any packs affected by this issue clearly fall short of this statement. This relates only to Aero Hot Chocolate and does not affect any other Aero products.”

The FSA advises consumers to not eat the products listed above, and send the empty packaging back to the manufacturer for a full refund.

Lidl​ has recalled its own-brand Simply grated cheese because it may contain small pieces of plastic. The notice concerns pack sizes of 500g with a best-before date of December 23, 2022. “If you have bought the above mentioned product we advise you not to eat it,” the supermarket said in a statement. “Instead, return it to a Lidl GB store for a full refund, with or without a receipt.”

Aldi ​has recalled Gianni’s Milk Chocolate Lollies due to undeclared almonds. The issue has occurred due to a packaging error, with some packs incorrectly packed with the almond-flavored ice cream, Gianni’s Almond Lollies.

Aldi says the issue only affects products sold at ‘a limited number’ of stores in the Midlands. The recalls if for four-pack sizes with a best-before date of September 2024.

Confectionary manufacturer Hotel Chocolat​ has recalled Caramel Milk Batons due to undeclared peanuts. Products purchased between October 21 and November 9 with lot numbers 22286 and 22287 and best-before date of July 2023 can be returned for a full refund or exchange.

Related topics Regulation & Safety

Related news