Some products are recalled for potential salmonella or listeria risk. Others are pulled off shelves for mislabeling. In one of the most bizarre product recalls in recent memory, a German grocer Lidl has removed its packets of honey peanuts from shelves at UK grocers for containing peanuts.
In an accost to the intelligence of British shoppers, the brand is withdrawing Milbona Fruit Yogurt and Alesto Honey Peanuts for not sufficiently warning customers that the products do in fact, contain the allergen in question. The fruit yogurt was recalled for containing dairy. No, we are not pulling your legume; this recall really happened.
According to the Evening Telegraph, the products’ ingredients are not listed in English, which could confuse some shoppers.
"Lidl is recalling Milbona Fruit Yogurt because it contains milk which is not mentioned in English on the label,” the Food Standards Agency noted in a press release on the urgent situation."This makes the product a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or its constituents. Lidl is also recalling Alesto Honey Peanuts because peanut is not mentioned in English on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to peanut."
Customers who have been duped by these puzzling products can return them to their local grocery store for a full refund.