Popular Aldi product recalled over allergy fears

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Aldi customers are being asked to take care after a popular product was recalled due to an "undeclared allergen".

Back to Basics Green Curry Kale Chips 60g, which have been available at Aldi stores in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia, contain a nut allergen that isn’t stated on the packet.

Consuming the kale chips could be potentially dangerous to those with nut allergies.

“Any consumers who have a cashew allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed,” Food Standards Australia and New Zealand said on their website.

recall notice on aldi chips
The recall is due to an undeclared allergen that could be potentially dangerous to consumers. Source: DJ&A

DJ&A Pty Ltd, the company that distributes the product, said the recall is on kale chip packets that have a Best Before date of 14/02/2022, 15/02/2022 & 30/03/2022.

“Consumers who have a cashew allergy or intolerance should not consume this product and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.”

three packets of chips sold at aldi
The range of Back to Basics Kale Chips sold in Aldi stores. Source: Facebook.

The popular Kale Chips are available in three flavours at Aldi supermarkets including Honey Mustard Kale Chips, Vegan Cheese Kale Chips, and Green Curry Kale Chips.

However, the recall only affects the Green Curry flavour.

Aldi responds quickly to recall

Aldi has since taken the product off shelves and is offering customers refunds if they return the product to the store.

“On rare occasions, questions regarding a product's quality, safety or errors in packaging or shipment do arise in the retail world,” the German retail giant’s website says.

“Aldi has a plan to swiftly and effectively remove such products from the store.

Aldi sign outside store.
The affected packets have now been removed from ALDI supermarket shelves. Source: Getty Images.

“Any product that does not meet the government's and our own standards in any of these areas will be efficiently removed from sale and we will notify customers via a Product Recall alert.”

Customers who require further information on this safety recall are asked to contact DJ&A Pty Ltd on (02) 9666 8797 or at their website: https://www.djaproducts.com/.

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