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Bargain supermarket Lidl has issued an urgent recall after hard plastic material was found inside a popular chicken dish. 

The German retailer has asked customers to check if they have purchased Red Hen brand Battered Chicken Dippers. 

The supermarket has warned that a batch of product was contaminated with ‘hard blue plastic’. 

The Food Standards Agency issued an alert overnight advising consumers to take action. 

According to the recall notice, the affected product has a best before date of 02/25 and a Batch Code of 306931400. 

The Red Hen 25 Battered Chicken Dippers, pictured cost £1.19

Lidl has been forced to recall a popular frozen chicken snack after discovering it may contain pieces of ‘hard blue plastic’

The recall notice affected Red Hen Battered Chicken Dippers with a best before date of 02/25 and a batch code of 306931400. No other products are affected

The FSA alert said: ‘Lidl GB is recalling the above mentioned product due to the potential presence of Hard Blue Plastic. 

‘If you have bought the above product we advise you not to eat it.

‘Customers are asked to return this product to the nearest store where a full refund will be given. 

‘We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation.’

Worried shoppers have been told they can contact the retailer’s customer care team on 0203 966 5566, or by email on customer.care@lidl.co.uk. 

Last month, Lidl warned its future expansion plans in the UK may be impeded by spiraling interest rates.  

Lidl, which is still growing at almost 20 per cent, has almost £3 billion of debts due to be repaid in the next five years. It has recently slowed its store opening programme and laid off staff in its property buying division.

Lidl, which has expanded to 960 stores and recently opened its largest ever warehouse, in Luton, is not the only major supermarket to grapple with soaring debt servicing costs.

It recently reported  a £75.9million loss in its last fiscal year, having been stung by higher costs and wages.

In the year to 28 February, Lidl GB saw its revenue rise by 19 per cent to £9.3billion, claiming to have added 1.5million customers in the process.

Unlike some of their competitors, Lidl and Aldi do not publish their like-for-like sales figures. These strip out the impact of new store openings and refurbishments.

The discounters’ performance has forced the traditional major players, including market leader Tesco and Sainsbury’s, to compete more aggressively, and they have accepted a profit hit to keep prices down.

The group’s latest annual loss compares to a profit of around £41.1million the previous year.

Lidl GB, Britain’s sixth largest supermarket with a market share of 7.6 per cent, also attributed the loss to investments made during the year, including opening over 50 new stores, and spending £50million on hourly wage increases.

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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