Aldi recalls its Madagascan Vanilla Extract because of undeclared almonds

Last updated:
11 May 2017
allergy alert
Aldi is recalling Madagascan Vanilla Extract because it was incorrectly packed with Moroccan Almond Extract. Although the label around the neck of the bottle refers to Moroccan Almond Extract, the product may still be a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts (almond).

Product details

Product: The Pantry Madagascan Vanilla Extract
Pack size: 38ml
‘Best before’ date: 12 December 2017 
Batch code: L7058

​No other Aldi products are known to be affected. 

Risk

Nuts (almond).

This product contains almond making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts (almond).

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to nuts (almond), do not use it.  Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Aldi is recalling the above product from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

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Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold. Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk. When there is a food allergy risk, the FSA will issue an Allergy Alert.

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Ref: FSA-AA-37-2017