Aldi recalls smoked trout on Listeria concerns

Supermarket chain Aldi issued a recall on smoked trout products made by H. van Wijnen B.V. after Listeria was found in the product. 

forelfiletbeeld2In certain quantities (actually, U.S. has a zero tolerance) Listeria can be dangerous to a person’s health, especially to pregnant women, elderly people and those with a weakened immune system.

The smoked trout products involved are all from producer H. van Wijnen B.V. It involves 125 gram packages of smoked trout in the flavors natural, garlic and pepper.

Customers who bought these products are warned not to eat it, but to return it to any Aldi store for a refund.

‘It looks like a staple but is as thick as a nail’: Australia mother says she found a piece of metal in ALDI chicken nugget

A mother who claims to have found a large piece of metal embedded in a store-bought chicken nugget has taken to social media to ‘warn’ others.

naiil.chicken.nuggett.aldiThe woman shared two photos of the uncooked, frozen chicken nugget that she said had a large piece of metal, shaped like a staple but ‘as thick as a nail’, sticking out.

She said she bought the chicken nuggets from ALDI and had contacted the store about the incident.

An ALDI spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia they were investigating the matter.

Any mummy’s that have bought chicken nuggets from Aldi please be careful,’ she wrote.

‘This is what I found in one tonight.

‘I have contacted Aldi but just want to warn people.’

Many people said it was not ALDI’s ‘fault’, but the suppliers.

Except ALDI chooses their suppliers.

An ALDI spokesthingy said: “ALDI Australia is committed to providing our customers with safe products of the highest quality.

“We take any concerns with our products seriously, logging and monitoring all reports to ensure we track any potential trends.

“ALDI places high expectations on our suppliers to ensure they provide products that are manufactured to the highest possible food safety standards. Only after they meet our stringent criteria are they added to our range of exclusive brands.

“All production facilities of ALDI food and beverage products and pet food products are required to be certified to a Global Food Safety Initiative recognised standard. 

assessments of all products.

“We also conduct regular audits to ensure supplier compliance with our high standards.”

From the Salmonella in low moisture foods file: Aldi recalls Choceur Treasures chocolate

Last weekend I taught Jack and Sam about Salmonella contamination in low moisture foods like chocolate – through the somewhat creepy Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Early on in the golden ticket winners visit, Augustus Gloop (which is also a decent band name) falls into the factory’s open chocolate river. Knowing that Salmonella is hearty, especially when stressed in a low moisture environment, and that the chocolate didn’t have a post-river kill step, Wonka yells ‘ You are dirtying my chocolate!’.10881542_733085970120889_7656214917050489571_n

In related news, a UK retailer, Aldi, is according to The Telegraph, recalling chocolate due to Salmonella contamination.

Aldi, the discount supermarket, is recalling packs of chocolate after salmonella was detected in a batch. The Food Standards Agency has issued a product recall notice for 200g Choceur Treasures with a best before date of Sept 1. The bacteria was found in a batch of the product that has been on sale in Aldi stores in the Midlands region. The chocolates – a whole hazelnut wrapped in waffle and milk chocolate – at the centre of the scare have been on sale in around 100 stores. Locations if shops include Birmingham, Worcester, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry and Grantham.

Maybe someone fell into their chocolate river.