Aldi Forced To Recall Biscuits Following Fears Of "Pest Contamination"
Aldi have been forced to recall a number of food products over fear of "pest contamination".
Biscuits from a store were withdrawn after it became apparent they were produced in a "dirty factory" according to the Irish Mirror.
The only product affected in Ireland is the ginger nut biscuits, with Aldi Ireland releasing the following statement:
Aldi Ireland confirms our supplier Baketime has issued a public product recall of our Belmont Ginger Nuts Biscuits as a precautionary measure. We have immediately suspended all orders with this supplier while we investigate this matter.
Only products with the batch codes L16047, L16048, L16061, L16062, L16068, and L16069 are affected. No other products or batch codes are affected by this recall in Ireland.
Customers who have purchased this product should return it to their nearest Aldi store for a full refund.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank customers for their co-operation.
In the UK, foods which were made by Baketime Ltd. are affected, including Aldi's Cheese Thins and Cheese Bakes, cheese, salt and vinegar and smoky bacon flavoured Oddbite packs and Ginger Nuts biscuits.
The Food Standards Agency said: "Baketime Ltd is recalling various branded biscuit, snack and confectionery products on a precautionary basis as they have been manufactured in unhygienic conditions.
"These products are sold by Aldi, Asvina, Booker and LBV.
"All batches of the products listed below are being recalled as they may have been subject to pest contamination.
"Baketime Ltd is recalling the above products as a precautionary measure. They have provided all their customers with point-of-sale notices for display in stores.
"These notices will inform consumers why the products are being recalled and will tell them what to do if they have bought the product(s).
"Copies of the notices can be found at the link below.
"No other products manufactured by Baketime Ltd are known to be affected."
A spokesperson for Aldi said: "If you have purchased any of these products, do not consume them.
"Customers who have bought these products with these batch codes are asked to return them immediately to their nearest store, where a full refund will be given.
"No other batch codes are affected. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your co-operation."