Aldi Recalls Chocolates Over Salmonella Fears

Batch Of Confectionary Contains Salmonella Infection

05.01.2015

Budget supermarket chain Aldi has announced a recall of a number of packets of chocolates after salmonella was detected in one batch.

The recall affects 200g packs of Choceur Treasures, a confectionary consisting of hazelnut wrapped in waffle and milk, with a best before date of September 1st 2015.

The batch of Choceur Treasures were only being sold at Aldi stores in the Midlands region, and no other regions or Aldi products are known to be affected.

The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice, and Aldi is now displaying customer notices at the relevant stores, which advise consumers to seek a refund if they have bought any of the affected packets.

The news comes shortly after a salmonella outbreak in Cumbria, which affected fifteen people, all of whom had visited Penrith over the weekend of November 15th and 16th.

Expert Opinion
It is very worrying to see concerns regarding salmonella emerge in relation to these specific products and it is vital that every possible step is taken to protect consumers who may have bought items affected by the issue.

"Through our work on behalf of victims of illnesses of all kinds, we have seen both the short-term and lasting health problems which can be caused by salmonella, in some cases leading to fatalities. Every effort must be made to fully investigate how these issues emerged and what, if possible, can be done to prevent them from happening again.

"The food industry must learn lessons from issues like this to improve safety."
Amandeep Dhillon, Partner