Aldi is recalling batches of a chocolate product because of a possible risk of food poisoning.
Food safety experts warned that they have found traces of salmonella in Choceur Treasures.
The Food Standards Agency’s alert relates to 200g packs purchased at Aldi’s branches in the Midlands with a September 1 best-before date.
Buyers should not eat the milk chocolate, waffle and hazelnut confectionery and are asked to take them back to their closest Aldi shop, the FSA recommends.
It said that this is the only Aldi or Choceur item hit by salmonella.
More tests are being undertaken in Germany to find where the contamination started, the FSA said.
Aldi said that just a single batch of these items was found to have salmonella. The supermarket urged shoppers to check the best-before label if they have bought some of the chocolate treats. Shoppers will get a complete refund when they return the goods or they can exchange them.
A spokesman for the chain confirmed that the salmonella was found in just one batch from its Choceur Treasures range which was only being sold in its Midlands stores.
He said that Aldi continues to put shopper safety before anything else and stressed that this was a one-off incident.
Salmonella symptoms, including stomach cramps, diarrhoea and occasionally fever and vomiting, can take 12-72 hours to develop and last for between four and seven days.
Cadbury received a £1 million fine after 42 people became ill in a salmonella outbreak nine years ago.
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Date Published: January 7, 2015
Author: David Brown