Lidl in the midst of a new scandal: 150,000 liters of mineral water taken off shelves

Newsroom 06/05/2014 | 11:07

Almost 150,000 liters of mineral water were withdrawn from the market after inspections conducted by the National Authority for Consumer Protection ANPC.

During the checks, inspectors found that a chain of stores had on sale bottled mineral water from a spring that was not on the list of the National Authority for Mineral Resources.

During inspections, ANPC representatives ordered the withdrawal from sale of over 101,000 liters of mineral water. Representatives of the stores also withdrew another 45,000 liters of mineral water from shelves, at their own initiative, reports Mediafax.

Lidl released a press statement on Thursday claiming that there were no issues with the quality of the product in the case of the retired mineral water. Rather it was a problem of mistaken labeling.

“The reason we retired these products is wrong labeling regarding the descriptions of the water source. We can confirm with research reports that mineral water Saguaro does not present any issues regarding quality. The producer is responsible for the labels and the information they contain and their representatives have said that they will remedy the situation in the near feature, after talking to ANPC”, according to Lidl’s press release.

The retailer also mentioned that after the inconsistencies between the labeling and the products are resolved, Saguaro mineral water will be reintroduced in Lidl stores.

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