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Aldi recalls salmon salad after salmonella scare

The Local · 5 Oct 2012, 10:50

Published: 05 Oct 2012 10:50 GMT+02:00

The salad’s Dutch manufacturer Johma Salades told Aldi that “a contamination of the product with salmonella could not be ruled out,” daily newspaper Bild reported.

The salmon salad has since been taken off Aldi shelves. Customers who bought the 150-gram packages were told to return them to a store for their money back.

The salad was sold "in different regions of Lower Saxony and Bremen," according to the Aldi website.

The discounter said other products were not affected.

Those particularly at risk from the salmonella bacteria are pregnant women, children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

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18:58 October 5, 2012 by Loth
The big thing i do not like about Aidi is some of their products are labeled 'distributed by ' instead of saying where the food came from. I tried to e-mail them about one of their canned goods but I got no comment. I want to know where it comes from before i buy it, price is not the only issue.
07:51 October 6, 2012 by wood artist
@Loth

Unfortunately that's true with almost all "house brands" and I suspect many of Aldi's stuff too. Most often they are made by the major manufacturers and sold at a discount, either to allow them to use "less than perfect" fruit (or whatever) or to spread the cost of their facilities by running multiple lines.

At one point in time, all VCRs in the world were made by just two companies, although there were hundreds of "brand names." But you're right, the products themselves often don't say who actually processed them...and that scare with vegetables last spring was a good example...since it took the government a couple weeks to figure out where they actually came from. Such is global commerce, and I suspect within the EU it's even worse.

wa
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