Aldi issues urgent warning to customers over bakery item amid police probe

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Aldi supermarket -Credit:Derby Telegraph

Aldi has issued an urgent recall of its Village Bakery 8 Tortilla Wraps White amid an "active police investigation".

The supermarket chain was forced to remove the item from sale last month due to concerns it "may have been tampered with".

In March, Aldi initiated a recall for the tortilla wraps over safety concerns regarding the "possible presence of metal". This recall applies to all best before dates up to and including April 29, 2024, for the Signature Flatbreads UK product, which is sold in a pack size of 8x62g.

Customers who have purchased the affected product are being urged to return it to their nearest Aldi store for a full refund. Warning notices have been displayed in Aldi stores that carry the wraps, advising shoppers against eating the product.

Aldi has recently confirmed that the recall is tied to an "active police investigation".

The company has made a statement: "All our products go through rigorous safety and quality checks. We are recalling this product as a precautionary measure. As there is an active police investigation we are not able to comment any further on this matter at this time.", reports the Mirror.

Aldi has confirmed that the wraps have been pulled from all of its shops, apologised to customers "that this product did not meet our normal high standards", and encouraged anyone who purchased the item to bring it back for a total refund. For further details, you can get in touch with Aldi's customer service on 0800 042 0800.

Also, The Food Standards Agency (FSA) revealed that Signature Flatbreads UK is "working with the relevant food and police agencies to investigate the cause of the contamination". It further reassured that no other products from Aldi or Signature Flatbreads UK are affected by this issue.

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