ALDI has recalled two popular meat products amid fears they could trigger dangerous allergic reactions.
The supermarket’s Deli Salami Selection and Deli Continental Selection are being recalled “due to the possible presence of milk.”
Brits who bought affected batches have been urged not to eat the mix of salami and prosciutto if they have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk components.
Symptoms of milk allergy can range from a rash and itching to vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea.
In severe cases, anaphylaxis can occur — a severe, life-threatening reaction in which swelling in the throat can block the airway.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA), which issued the alert this week, is recalling foods deemed unsafe for human consumption.
A customer note said: “As a precautionary measure, our supplier is recalling the Deli Salami Selection and the Deli Continental Selection because they contain milk that is not listed on the packaging.”
“Customers are asked to return this product to their nearest store for a full refund.”
People who can’t drink milk are either allergic to the proteins in cow’s milk or they can’t digest the sugars it contains, which is known as lactose intolerance.
Around three babies in 100 have a cow’s milk allergy, but most get it during childhood, according to the NHS.
Older children and adults who are allergic to cow’s milk tend to have a more severe allergy.
Many non-dairy products on supermarket shelves still contain milk, such as cereal, bread, biscuits, crackers, sauces and cakes.
The warning comes as Tesco urgently recalled four popular baked goods over fears they contained metal and plastic parts.
Officials warned this week that batches of sausage rolls, steak and beer pies, and cheese and onion rolls could be contaminated and unfit for consumption.