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Oh man, you guys. If you have an Advent calendar, you’re already about halfway through it. So the news that there’s a chocolate Advent calendar recall is especially important, since some people are getting sick.
Some chocolate Advent calendars sold at grocery store chain Lidl have been potentially contaminated. Is yours at risk? We’ll tell you which Lidl calendars are affected by the recall and what to do next.
If you’re curious, we’ve assembled a massive list of product recalls and food recalls to keep you and your family safe. Here’s what’s going on with the Lidl calendars:
There’s a Lidl chocolate advent calendar recall because of potential contamination.
The 8.4-ounce Favorina-branded Advent calendar from Lidl has been recalled after routine testing revealed a possible salmonella risk. Salmonella is an organism that is very dangerous to children and people with weakened immune systems; according to the Food and Drug Administration, even healthy people experience “fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.”
As of mid-December, neither Lidl nor the FDA have received any information about people being sickened by these chocolates; regardless, if you have the calendars, don’t eat them.
The Favorina calendars were sold at Lidl between Oct. 12 – Dec. 5, 2022.
Check your Advent calendars; the affected 8.4-ounce Favorina-branded Advent calendars from Lidl have a “best if used by” year of 2023 and a barcode number of 4056489516965.
As of the Dec. 6 recall announcement, Lidl has taken all of these Advent calendars off the shelves. There are 177 Lidl stores in the U.S. as of December 2022.
If you have a chocolate Advent calendar that’s part of the recall, return it for a full refund.
Don’t eat the chocolate in the Favorina calendars; instead, return it to Lidl for a full refund — even if you don’t have a receipt. For more information or to report any kind of incident, call Lidl Customer Care between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday – Saturday at (844) 747-5435.