Aldi issues 'do not eat' warning for chicken dish labelled with incorrect use-by date

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Aldi has issued a "precautionary" recall for some chicken dish packages after incorrect use by dates were printed on labels.

A small number of the supermarket's Ashfields Grill 4 Garlic & Herb Chicken Kebab product, weighing 320g, has mistakenly been labelled as having a use-by date of July 9 - when in fact it was June 9. The company is urging people not to eat it and return it to stores for refunds.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued the alert saying: The product has been labelled with an incorrect ‘use-by’ which makes it unsafe to eat after the correct ‘use-by’ date of June 9, 2024. Aldi is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product."

Advice to consumers is "if you have bought the above product do not eat it", the FSA notice said. "Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. For further information, please visit or contact 0800 0420800."

An Aldi customer notice reads: "Customers are asked to return this product to their nearest store, where a full refund will be given. We apologise that this product did not meet our normal high standards and thank you for your co-operation."

The FSA document can be read here.

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