Lidl: Listeria outbreak in fish prompts customers to warn

An urgent warning has been issued after an outbreak of Listeria was detected in smoked fish products sold in Lidl stores.

The Food Standards Agency has advised customers not to eat the products and instead return them to the nearest store for a refund.

The affected products are Deluxe Oak Smoked Scottish Louch Trout and Lighthouse Bay Smoked Trout Trimmings manufactured by St James Smokehouse.

Der Argus: Lidl has recalled a number of smoked fish products due to an outbreak of ListeriaLidl has recalled a range of smoked fish products due to a listeria outbreak (Image: Food Standards Agency)

It is believed that the smoked fish could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can make people sick.

Symptoms caused by Listeria can resemble the flu and include high temperature, muscle aches or pains, chills, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more serious and cause serious complications such as meningitis.

Some people are more susceptible to listeria infection, including those over the age of 65, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies under a month old, and people with compromised immune systems.

Lidl has advised customers who bought any of the products not to eat them and instead return them to the nearest store for a full refund.

Junior Johnson, operations manager at the FSA, said: “Lidl has done the right thing in initiating this recall and their caution is to be commended.

“The ongoing investigation into a Listeria outbreak has identified the presence of a strain of Listeria monocytogenes that has caused serious illness.

“We are therefore warning consumers about these recalled products.”

The warning comes a week before Christmas, a time when people are likely to eat larger amounts of smoked fish products than at other times of the year.

Last week a dip sold at Sainsbury’s was also recalled after being sold discovered that salmonella was present in it.

product details

  • Lidl Deluxe Oak Smoked Scottish Louch Trout (100g) – All best before dates between 20 December 2022 and 06 January 2023 inclusive
  • Lighthouse Bay Smoked Trout Ingredients (120g) – All best before dates between 20 December 2022 and 06 January 2023 inclusive

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