Aldi points pressing meals recall over fears easy mistake left it ‘unsafe to eat’

Aldi issued an urgent recall of a barbecuing meal after shops were alerted that it could be “unsafe to eat.”

It’s just as well that it’s not barbecue weather just yet, because people looking to grill up Aldi’s Ashfields Grill 4 Garlic & Herb Chicken Kebabs were told to return them to the supermarket immediately.

They were mislabeled with an incorrect use-by date, and could have caused illness if eaten.

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The four-packs were listed as having a sell-by date of yesterday (Sunday, July 9) but were actually set to expire on June 9.

Aldi’s Ashfields Grill 4 Garlic & Herb Chicken Kebabs
Aldi’s Ashfields Grill 4 Garlic & Herb Chicken Kebabs

Aldi’s product recall notice said: “As a precautionary measure, our supplier is recalling Ashfields Grill 4 Garlic & Herb Chicken 320g because a small number of products have had the incorrect use by date applied of 9th July. No other products are affected.”

This notice is unrelated to the E Coli outbreak notice issued on June 6. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) reported that there have already been 113 confirmed cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), from a widely distributed food item, but did not reveal what that food item was or is, leaving millions in the dark about how to protect themselves from food poisoning.

The UKHSA has advised anyone experiencing food poisoning to wash their hands with soap, give fruit and veg a good rinse, and make sure to cook food properly.

However, people are still frustrated by the lack of information surrounding exactly which food they need to be extra vigilant around. At least Aldi was straightforward with this product recall.

People who have bought the Aldi kebabs have been urged not to eat them. Instead return them to the store where it was bought for a full refund. For more information, visit or phone 0800 042 0800.

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