Do you love chips as an aperitif? Be careful, some sold by Lidl stores may be contaminated by a chemical substance. Explanations.
It was the Rappel Conso site which launched the alert this Wednesday. According to their press release, the corner of Brittany chips from the Snackday brand would be recalled almost everywhere in Europe due to a “chemical contaminant“.
Chips now banned for sale
The bag of chips affected by the “La chips du coin de Bretagne” recall has the following information on the label:
- Product category: Food;
- Product: The corner of Brittany chips;
- Marque : Snackday ;
- GTIN : 4056489841173 ;
- Lot : 172L2 – 7H21 ;
- Minimum durability date: 02/16/2024;
- Packaging: 125 gr bag;
- Start/end date of marketing: From 07/10/2023 to 09/12/2023;
- Distributors: Lidl
Chips from the corner of Brittany – 125g – Snackday
Risks: Other chemical contaminants
Reason: A check revealed an Acrylamide content higher than the limit authorized by European regulations.https://t.co/XSPlwK3lWj pic.twitter.com/GgRY6YlvL2
— RappelConso (@RappelConso) September 13, 2023
If the product was recalled, it is because a check revealed an acrylamide content in the packets of crisps in question above the limit authorized by European regulations.
According to the National Food Safety Agency (ANSES), “Acrylamide is a substance that forms when certain foods rich in asparagine (an amino acid) and starch are cooked at high temperatures. This molecule is recognized as a proven carcinogen for animals and possible for humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)“.
Therefore, the brand invites consumers to no longer consume these chips, to return them to the point of sale and to destroy the product.
Snackday assures that consumers who own the famous package will be reimbursed – until the end date of the recall procedure, Monday November 13, 2023.