Chocolate cookies are hugely popular as a snack. It should be recognized that these snacks are eaten not only by children, but also by adults. However, if you have recently been to Lidl to buy some, you must be extra vigilant, because certain batches of chocolate biscuits sold by the brand have been subject to a recall.
Discover the products concerned
And these cookies are from the Sondey brand. Note that the batches of organic chocolate bars that are affected are accompanied by the following references:
- The first batch is numbered L2022105, with an expiry date of April 15, 2023
- The second batch has the number L2022145, with an expiry date of May 27, 2023
These tablets were notably sold between June 02 and June 09, 2022 and their barcode is 20 928 827.
The Lidl brand is recalling chocolate biscuits throughout France, here’s why https://t.co/BCtnZsB7WX
— actu.fr (@actufr) June 10, 2022
Absence of allergens in the products
For information, the government site Rappel Conso revealed the recall campaign for these chocolates. The recall poster states that some of these products were sold with foreign language packaging.
A packaging on which the presence of allergens such as gluten and milk has not been mentioned in French. No other allergens such as soy, egg, sesame seeds or nuts are listed on the package either.
Thus, those who are allergic to these products can return these chocolate biscuits to the brand, which will then reimburse them. However, those who are not can consume them without problem. The reminder is notably valid until September 8, 2022 and a contact number: 0800900343, has been revealed if necessary.
Labeling rules for prepackaged foodstuffs
Let’s talk a bit about food. First of all, for those who are not yet familiar with it, prepackaged foodstuffs must display the composition of the food product on its packaging when it has been packaged prior to sale. It can be foods such as: vacuum pizza, box of chocolates or jars of jam.
In particular, there are two labeling rules for these products. The first comes down to the presence of information about the product on the labeling and the second is the fact that the labeling must be fair and precise, in order to prevent the consumer from being mistaken.
And for the curious, here are the things that must be mentioned on the package: the sales name that defines the product, the ingredients that compose it, the quantity of certain ingredients and the net quantity of the product in volume or mass. You should also not mention the date of consumption on the packaging, which is written in full.
In addition to this, one must also find there the alcoholic strength by volume acquired, the identification of the operator, the number of the manufacturing batch, the instructions for use, the natural declaration. The origin of certain foods as well as the origin of the primary ingredient constituting the product must also be communicated to the customer in the same way.
There are also indications on the product which may or may not be mentioned on the labeling, namely the terms or expressions regulated (for example: farm or organic) or the terms or expressions affixed for marketing purposes (for example: natural or without preservatives).
Specific rules for meat
Furthermore, in the case of meat, there are a few important points that must be included in the labelling. In fact, for pork, sheep and goat meat, as well as poultry, it is necessary to mention the places of breeding and slaughter. In the case of beef, whether pre-packaged or not, the places of birth must always be marked, in addition to the places of breeding and slaughter.
In the case of non-prepackaged foodstuffs, you should also know that these foodstuffs follow a few rules even though they have no packaging or sales packaging. Indeed, on the small poster or the sign which is placed near the products, it is necessary that one finds there: the denomination of sale, the presence of allergens, but also the physical state of the product (for example: thawed or frozen).
And finally, for unpackaged beef, the place of birth, breeding and slaughter of the animal must also be mentioned. Note that the mention of origin makes it possible to know whether the places of birth, breeding and slaughter are the same.