Aldi and Happy Shopper snacks recalled over production hygiene fears

By Vince Bamford

- Last updated on GMT

Recall notices are going up in stores
Recall notices are going up in stores

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A raft of baked and snacking products sold by businesses including retailer Aldi and wholesaler Booker in the UK have been recalled over fears they were produced in unhygienic conditions.

The UK Food Standards Agency last night (March 29) issued the alert regarding various batch codes of the 16 products including own-label cheese thins, ginger nut biscuits and potato bakes that are all produced by Baketime Ltd.

Aldi told BakeryandSnacks it had immediately suspended all orders with the manufacturer while it investigates the matter.

Baketime has recalled the products - also sold by Asvina, Booker and LBV – on a precautionary basis as they “have been manufactured in unhygienic conditions​”, said the FSA, and may have been subject to pest contamination.

Local authority inspection

The recall notice was issued following an inspection by local authority Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, which said Baketime had closed voluntarily while an investigation takes place.

Shoppers are instructed not to consume the products but return them to stores for a refund.

The affected products and batch codes 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
  • 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

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