Product recall: puff pastry from Lidl contaminated with Escherichia Coli

Product recall: puff pastry from Lidl contaminated with Escherichia Coli

Want a quiche or a tart? Did you buy pure butter puff pastry? Please note, a reference at Lidl is recalled because it is contaminated with Escherichia Coli.

Escherichia coli: Puff pastry recalled at Lidl

The references of the recalled product are as follows:

  • Food / Cereals and bakery products Pure butter puff pastry 230g
  • Brand: Chef's hat
  • Model or reference: Pure butter puff pastry 230g
    • • GTIN 20250447 Lot 58XR415/5316H Use-by date 05/11/2024
  • Packaging: 230g
  • Marketing date: 04/13/2024
  • End of marketing date: 05/03/2024
  • Storage temperature: Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Geographical sales area: Some Lidl stores (List of Lidl stores)
  • Distributors: See List of affected stores

Puff pastry recall

The risks of contamination by E. coli

This recall is motivated by the presence of Escherichia coli in these products. The government website recalls that “Escherichia coli can cause, in the week following their consumption, diarrhea, sometimes bloody, abdominal pain and vomiting, accompanied or not by fever. Moreover, “In 5 to 8% of cases, these symptoms can be followed by severe kidney complications, mainly in children.”

Therefore, individuals who have consumed this paste and who present this type of symptoms “are invited to consult their doctor without delay, notifying him of this consumption as well as the place and date of purchase.

Furthermore, if you do not notice symptoms within 15 days of consuming the product in question, the authorities add “there is no point in worrying and consulting a doctor.”

They also specify that “As a precaution for more sensitive populations such as children, the elderly or immunocompromised, pregnant women, the consumption of raw milk and raw milk products should be avoided. You should prefer cooked pressed cheeses (such as Emmental, Comté, etc.), processed spreadable cheeses and pasteurized milk cheeses.

These products should not be consumed and it is advisable to contact your point of sale who will offer you a refund until the end date of the recall procedure set at May 20, 2024.