The cheek of these peanut-producing blokes!
In a story most appropriately suited for Anderson Cooper’s Ridiculist, German grocer Lidl has stripped its shelves of honey peanuts for failing to warn British consumers that the product contains…peanuts. And the madness doesn’t stop there.
Neglect also arrived in the form of yogurt that unsuccessfuly advised lactose intolerant shoppers against the dangers of eating dairy.
What specifically was the failure here? Allergy warnings were apparently not printed in English. Now, if the problem is that potential English-speaking consumers would not understand the labels, you do have to ask yourself, why are these people buying what amounts to a mystery box in a grocery store in the first place. But that is a discussion best left to armchair psychologists.
"Lidl is recalling Milbona Fruit Yogurt because it contains milk which is not mentioned in English on the label,” the Food Standards Agency announced in a press release that was covered by the Evening Telegraph. “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."
In a peanutshell, food distributors should probably be more mindful of their packaging and understand that common sense is never to be assumed.
Customers with peanut and dairy allergies who willingly purchased the aforementioned peanuts and yogurt can return them, with their dignity, for a full refund.