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Lidl withdraws crayfish soup over food poisoning bug fears

Lidl is recalling its 'Deluxe Crayfish Soup with Saffron' due to the possible presence of a dangerous bacteria that causes food poisoning.

The soup has been removed its Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland stores as a precautionary measure because of the possible presence of Clostridium species.

Lidl said in a recall notice: "During internal testing, microbiological abnormalities were identified for this product. As a health risk cannot be excluded, the manufacturer has chosen to recall the above mentioned product.

"Because of the possible health risk, consumers should not consume the affected product. No other varieties of soup from this manufacturer are affected.

"The product can be returned in all Lidl stores for a full refund. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The soup is sold in 570ml pouches. All best before dates and all batch numbers are recalled. Customers who purchased the soup can obtain refund from Lidl.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said: "Lidl is recalling all batches and 'best before' dates of its 'Deluxe' Crayfish Soup with Saffron from stores in Northern Ireland as a precautionary measure because of the possible presence of Clostridium species. The safety of the product cannot be demonstrated."

Further information is available on the FSA's website.

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