LIDL has issued an urgent product recall after plastic was found in blocks of cheese.

The affected 900g Simply Mature White Cheddar have a best before date of December 26, 2020.

Other blocks of the same cheddar with different best before dates, and other products in the Simply range are not affected.

A spokesperson for Lidl, said: "Food safety is of the utmost importance to us, and we would like to reassure our customers that Lidl only works with reputable, accredited suppliers, who have strict controls and procedures in place to ensure that our products meet the high standards expected by both ourselves and our customers.

"We are in close communication with our cheese supplier, together carrying out a thorough investigation on this particular case."

To return your product you can:

  • Return to a Lidl store, with or without a receipt and will receive a full refund

  • Dispose of the product and email and include a photo of the cheese with the best before date clearly visible.