Supermarket withdraws “dirty” biscuits

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Savoury and sweet biscuits made for German discount supermarket Aldi have been withdrawn because they were made in a “dirty” factory.

The snacks made by Baketime Ltd were pulled from the shelves as they may have been contaminated by pests.

The affected products are Aldi’s Cheese Thins and Cheese Bakes, cheese, salt and vinegar and smoky bacon flavoured Oddbite packs and Ginger Nuts biscuits.

Anyone who has bought the snacks are urged not to eat them but return them for a full refund.

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.

“All batches of the products listed below are being recalled as they may have been subject to pest contamination.

“Baketime Ltd is recalling the above products as a precautionary measure. They have provided all their customers with point-of-sale notices for display in stores.

“These notices will inform consumers why the products are being recalled and will tell them what to do if they have bought the product(s).

“Copies of the notices can be found at the link below.

“No other products manufactured by Baketime Ltd are known to be affected.”

Aldi said: “If you have purchased any of these products, do not consume them.

“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 affected products are 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

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