Aldi issues urgent food recall amid allergy fears – ‘not declared on the label’

Food recalls aren't that 'common' says expert

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A food recall is issued when there is a discovery made about a certain food item which could be deemed unsafe for the consumer. Discount supermarket Aldi is the latest retailer to issue a warning.

Discount retailer Aldi is recalling its two Puff Pastry Cheese & Onion Slices, 300g.

This is because there are two ingredients in the bakes that are not mentioned on the label.

This could pose a threat to anyone with a serious allergy.

A statement said: “Our supplier is recalling this product due to the presence of mustard and barley which are not declared on the label.

“Customers with a mustard or barley allergy are advised not to eat this product.

“Customers are asked to return this product to their nearest store, where a full refund will be given.”

Recall notice:

Name: Two Puff Pastry Cheese & Onion Slices, 300g

Brand: Crestwood

Product code: 707602

Batch affected: Use by August 16, 2021

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Aldi also issued customers an apology for the recall.

The statement added: “We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

“For further information, please visit www.aldi.co.uk or contact https://customerservice.aldi.co.uk/contact.”

The recall was also issued on the Food Standards Agency Website (FSA).

The FSA said: “Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold. 

“Then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product).

“Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.”

Aldi isn’t the only supermarket to have active food recalls at the moment.

Sainsbury’s recently recalled Highland Spring Sparkling Glass water bottles on a precautionary basis, due to a small number of reports that the bottle has some quality issues.

A statement said: “We are asking customers who have purchased this product not to consume and to place it in a bag and dispose of it safely, where a full refund will be given, and no receipt is required.

“To arrange this refund or for any concerns or queries, please contact Highland Spring Los on [email protected] or call 01764 660 500.

“No other Highland Spring products have been affected by the issues.”

Recall notice:

Name: Highland Spring Sparkling Glass, 750ml

Batch codes: 1137, 1138, 1139, 1172, 1173, 1201 and 1202

Best before date: All dates

Sainsbury’s also issued an apology to its customers.

It read: “This recall has been initiated with the best interests of our consumers at heart. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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