Aldi has withdrawn a range of snacks from its shelves over fears they have been contaminated by ‘pests’.
The Food Standards Agency discovered that the biscuits, all of which were made by Baketime Ltd, were discovered to have been produced in ‘unhygienic conditions’.
The supermarket giant, which has stores across the region, including in Chester , Broughton , Ellesmere Port and Neston, has released a product recall for the biscuits, saying: “Please do not consume this product if you have purchased it.”
The foods affected include Aldi’s Cheese Thins and Cheese Bakes, cheese, salt and vinegar and smoky bacon flavoured Oddbite packs and Ginger Nuts biscuits.
Also affected are Bestway’s Mini All Butter Shortbread, Mini Brownies, Mini Cheese Thins and Mini Choc Chip Cookies and Happy Shopper’s Cheese Thins, Fudge Brownies and Choc Chip Cookies.
LBV’s Potato Bakes Korma, Potato Bakes Mild Thai and Strawberry and Vanilla Biscotti may also be contaminated.
An Aldi notice said: “Customers who have bought these products with these batch codes are asked to return them immediately to their nearest store, where a full refund will be given.
“No other batch codes are affected. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your co-operation.”
The Food Standards Agency said: “Baketime Ltd is recalling various branded biscuit, snack and confectionery products on a precautionary basis as they have been manufactured in unhygienic conditions.
“These products are sold by Aldi, Asvina, Booker and LBV.
“No other products manufactured by Baketime Ltd are known to be affected.”
Full list of products affected by the recall, and their batch numbers:
Aldi Cheese Thins (10% Cheese) - L16026, L16027, L16055, L16056, L16057, L16073, L16074, L16075
Aldi Cheese Bakes - L16026, L16027, L16032, L16033, L16039, L16040, L16046, L16047, L16053, L16366, L16060, L16066, L16067, L16073
Aldi Oddbites Cheese - L16060
Aldi Oddbites Salt and Vinegar - L16061
Aldi Oddbites Smoky Bacon - L16061
Aldi Ginger Nuts - L16047, L16048, L16061, L16062, L16068, L16069
Bestway Mini All Butter Shortbread L16034
Bestway Mini Brownies L16035
Bestway Mini Cheese Thins L16032, L16033
Bestway Mini Choc Chip Cookies L16035
Happy Shopper Cheese Thins L16026, L16027, L16032, L16053, L16366, L16060, L16066
Happy Shopper Fudge Brownies L16041
Happy Shopper Choc Chip Cookies L16041
LBV Potato Bakes Korma L16034
LBV Potato Bakes Mild Thai L16034
LBV Strawberry and Vanilla Biscotti L16027