LIDL recalls a product contaminated with a substance harmful to health from its stores: customers must not consume it under any circumstances

Lidl has withdrawn from the shelves the product “Solevita Smoothie Red Genius, 250mL” – the assortment with red fruits that expires on March 12, 2024, on the grounds that it is contaminated with patulin, according to a statement from the manufacturer, Molkerei Gropper GmbH & Co. KG.

Lidl has withdrawn the product from the shelves. PHOTO Collage archive

Patulin is a mycotoxin produced by molds that is harmful to health, causing nausea, vomiting and indigestion.

Customers must not consume the product in any form

Manufacturer's release – Molkerei Gropper GmbH & Co. KG – was published on the official website of the National Sanitary, Veterinary and Food Safety Authority:

“Bissingen, 07 March 2024. The producer Molkerei Gropper GmbH & Co. KG is recalling the product “Solevita Smoothie Red Genius, 250mL”, with red fruits, with an expiry date of 12.03.2024. The product affected by this recall contains chokeberry juice, which is contaminated with patulin. Patulin (mycotoxin) is a substance produced by molds that is harmful to health and can lead to nausea, vomiting and indigestion. Therefore, customers should not consume, in any form, the product affected by this recall. The product <> assortment with red fruits, was sold by Lidl”, it is shown on the ANSVSA page.

Customers get their money back

Lidl Romania reacted immediately and withdrew the affected product from sale. The product can be returned in all Lidl stores, the same release states.

The announcement posted on the ANSVSA page

The announcement posted on the ANSVSA page

“The counter value of the product will, of course, be returned, even without the presentation of the tax receipt. Only the product <> the red fruit assortment with the expiration date 12.03.2024 is affected by the withdrawal of the producer Molkerei Gropper GmbH & Co. KG. Other products from the manufacturer Molkerei Gropper GmbH & Co. KG sold by Lidl ROMANIA are not affected by the recalle”, it is also specified in the press release.

Molkerei Gropper GmbH & Co. KG apologized for the inconvenience caused.