Lidl GB issues an urgent recall on Red Hen Battered 25 Chicken Dippers due to possible contamination with hard blue plastic pieces, making the product unsafe to eat. The supermarket chain is advising consumers who have purchased the product to return it immediately for a full refund.

The recall applies specifically to Red Hen Battered 25 Chicken Dippers with a pack size of 450g and a batch code of 306931400. These products have a best before date running until the end of February 2025. "This product may contain hard, blue pieces of plastic which makes it unsafe to eat," states the risk assessment provided by Lidl GB.

Lidl GB is taking immediate action by displaying point of sale notices in all its stores across England and Wales. These notices inform customers why the product is being recalled and instruct them on what steps to take if they have purchased the affected item. Customers who have bought the product are urged not to consume it. Instead, they can return it to the store for a full refund or contact Lidl GB customer care via email at [email protected] or by phone at 0203 966 5566.

This recall is part of a broader system where the Food Standards Agency (FSA) issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to inform consumers and local authorities about food-related issues. The FSA plays a vital role in ensuring that problematic food products are either 'withdrawn' from the shelves or 'recalled' for consumer returns.