Supermarket withdraws biscuits over '˜pest contamination' fears
Savoury and sweet biscuits made for German discount supermarket Aldi have been withdrawn because they were made in a 'dirty' factory.
The snacks made by Baketime Ltd were pulled from the shelves as they may have been contaminated by pests.
The affected products are Aldi’s Cheese Thins and Cheese Bakes, cheese, salt and vinegar and smoky bacon flavoured Oddbite packs and Ginger Nuts biscuits.
Also affected are Bestway’s Mini All Butter Shortbread, Mini Brownies, Mini Cheese Thins and Mini Choc Chip Cookies and Happy Shopper’s Cheese Thins, Fudge Brownies and Choc Chip Cookies.
LBV’s Potato Bakes Korma, Potato Bakes Mild Thai and Strawberry and Vanilla Biscotti may also be contaminated.
Anyone who has bought the snacks are urged not to eat them but return them for a full refund.
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.”
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.”
The affected products are Aldi Cheese Thins (10% Cheese) - L16026, L16027, L16055, L16056, L16057, L16073, L16074, L16075
Aldi Cheese Bakes - L16026, L16027, L16032, L16033, L16039, L16040, L16046, L16047, L16053, L16366, L16060, L16066, L16067, L16073
Aldi Oddbites Cheese - L16060
Aldi Oddbites Salt and Vinegar - L16061
Aldi Oddbites Smoky Bacon - L16061
Aldi Ginger Nuts - L16047, L16048, L16061, L16062, L16068, L16069
Bestway Mini All Butter Shortbread L16034
Bestway Mini Brownies L16035
Bestway Mini Cheese Thins L16032, L16033
Bestway Mini Choc Chip Cookies L16035
Happy Shopper Cheese Thins L16026, L16027, L16032, L16053, L16366, L16060, L16066
Happy Shopper Fudge Brownies L16041
Happy Shopper Choc Chip Cookies L16041
LBV Potato Bakes Korma L16034
LBV Potato Bakes Mild Thai L16034
LBV Strawberry and Vanilla Biscotti L16027