Urgent recall for Aldi product with 'undeclared' ingredient

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Aldi is recalling a prepared salad, due to an initially undisclosed allergen, which could be harmful for people who have cashew allergies.

On Wednesday evening, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand issued an alert for The Fresh Salad Co Thai Coconut Wild Rice Prepared Salad 500g.

The product has been sold at Aldi stores in NSW, the ACT, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

Aldi has recalled a pre-packed salad over allergen concerns.
Aldi has recalled a pre-packaged salad item over allergen concerns. Source: Getty (file)

Consumers should check the packaging for the following Use By dates of concern:

  • 3 July, 2022

  • 4 July, 2022

  • 5 July, 2022

  • 6 July, 2022

  • 7 July, 2022

  • 8 July, 2022

  • 9 July, 2022

Food Standards said the recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen in the salad — cashew.

"Any consumers who have a Cashew allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed," the food authority said.

The Thai Coconut Wild Rice Prepared Salad sold at Aldi stores in numerous Australian states and territories is being recalled. Source: Food Standards Australia and New Zealand
The Thai Coconut Wild Rice Prepared Salad sold at Aldi stores in numerous Australian states and territories is being recalled. Source: Food Standards Australia and New Zealand

Consumers who have a cashew allergy or intolerance should not consume the product.

Instead, they can return their wild rice salad to any Aldi store for a refund of the purchase price.

"Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice," the recall notice said.

"Aldi Stores takes product quality and safety seriously and we apologise for any inconvenience."

Earlier this year, Aldi issued a plea to customers, due to the low number of returns relating to a recall which was issued almost two years ago.

In September 2020, Aldi recalled the Jack 'N' Jill Wooden Block Sets, in the Farm, Ocean and Jungle varieties and the recall notice is still active on Aldi's website.

The toys were recalled due to small magnets which detach from the blocks, which can pose a risk of choking or death for young children.

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