Supermarket group Lidl have recalled 300g packs of Kania Gravy Granules for meat and chicken with best before dates of October 2017 & November 2017 stating that they claim unsafe levels of paint thinning chemicals.
What is the chemical?
Xylene – a chemical which is used in the petrol and crude oil industries
What Symptoms if swallowed?
Back pain, passing blood, burning stomach, irritation to your mouth, throat, nose and lungs with more serious issues being heart issues, liver damage, kidney damage and even falling into a coma.
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What has happened?
Paint thinner chemicals have been found in batches of Lidl gravy granules 7 days before Christmas so Lidl has recalled 300g packets of Kania Gravy Granules for meat and chicken with best before dates of October 2017 & November 2017.
Mr Eugene Vatsaloo, from Tonyrefail in South Wales told the Independent paper:
“I had a real bad back pain as well as passing blood for two days. The doctor told me the bleeding was from burning in the stomach. I waited five or six days before I saw the doctor, as I thought I had food poisoning and it took two days to get an appointment. Had I known, I would have gone to A&E straight away.”
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Food Standards Agency Website
The FSA website says:
“Exposure to xylene in food products represents a health risk as it can cause adverse effects such as headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. The contaminant levels in this product exceed those set to minimise this risk and the product is therefore being recalled as a precaution.”
A spokesman for Lidl said:
“We were very sorry to hear of this matter and can confirm that an investigation was launched as soon as we were made aware. A recall notice has been issued in all stores advising customers not to consume any Kania Gravy Granules with a best before date of October 2017 and November 2017 only. If a customer has consumed this product we would urge them to seek medical advice. We are taking the issue very seriously and are working closely with our supplier to identify the cause.”
Are your Lidl Gravy Granules affected?
If you think your Lidl Gravy Granules are affected, you should contact the shop you bought them from or contact Lidl directly via their website.
Have you been injured and want to make a Lidl Gravy Granules Claim for compensation?
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Should I return my Lidl Gravy Granules?
If you have suffered injuries and unpleasant symptoms as a result of this product, do not return it without speaking to us first as you do not want to run the risk of the product going missing and you being left with no evidence to make a claim. You can still make a claim if you have returned it but it’s best to keep hold of it for now.
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Do I need a purchase receipt to claim?
How Much Compensation?
It varies from case to case depending on the severity of the symptoms and whether there is any long lasting problems but ideally we will be looking to recover a bare minimum of £1,000 in compensation for fairly minor symptoms lasting just a very short time. If you suffered for a few days and are more anxious about eating we would expect to recover you £2,000 to £3,000 in compensation.
How Much Will It Cost?
100% of our Lidl Gravy Granules Claims are made on a No Win No Fee basis which means that you do not have to worry about any financial risk at all as if your Lidl Gravy Granules Claim is unsuccessful it will not cost you anything.
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