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Lidl recalls beef and pork mince over fears it contains pieces of plastic


LIDL is recalling beef and pork mince over fears it contains pieces of plastic.

It comes after the supermarket recalled 1kg packs of pork mince earlier in February for the same reason.

The latest product recall applies to Birchwood's combined beef and pork mince, which comes with 23% fat.

The affected packs weigh 750g and have a use by date of March 1, 2021.

The possible presence of plastic makes the mince unsafe to eat.

If you've bought the product, Lidl is urging you not to eat it and instead return it to your nearest store for a full refund.

Your product recall rights

PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.

As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.

But it's often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.

If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.

When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you - the customer - to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don't there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.

If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.

They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.

In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.

You should not be charged for any recall work - such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.

You don't need to have the receipt to get the money back.

Alternatively, you can email [email protected] with a picture of the affected product and the use by date.

The customer services team will then process your refund via letter.

The Sun has asked Lidl how many packs are being recalled, how much they cost and how the problem was discovered, and we'll update this article once we hear back.

It said in a statement on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website: "Lidl GB wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused."

Lidl has more than 800 stores across the UK. You can find your nearest one by using its store locator tool.

Earlier this month, Lidl recalled chicken nuggets and chicken pops over salmonella fears.

Meanwhile, chicken sold in B&M and Sainsbury's has been recalled for the same reason.

Plus, Tesco recently issued a recall on packs of spicy chorizo slices over fears they could be contaminated with listeria.

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