Once again, a well-known supermarket chain has to call back one of its products. This time it hit the fallow giant Aldi. Aldi now has to recall a frozen product that is very popular with customers because it is suspected that the product could contain animal antibiotics.
Anyone who recently bought frozen shrimp from Aldi should check the freezer to see if it is a product affected by Aldi Nord’s recall. The product, presumably contaminated with animal antibiotics, is the “Gourmet Fruits de Mer King Prawn’s Shrimp Tails”. For this product, the recall was started by both Aldi Nord and the manufacturer Heiploeg itself. According to the company, the shrimps, which are extremely popular with customers, contain residues of the veterinary medicinal product chloramphenicol. During research, residues of the drug were found in the shrimp, which forced discounters and manufacturers to recall.
The antibiotic found in the shrimp can lead to health problems if consumed. Cloramphenicol is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. As already mentioned, “Gourmet Fruits de Mer King Prawn’s shrimp tails” are affected. In addition, the shrimp contaminated with the antibiotic have a best-before date of 03.01.2022. The product was sold by Aldi Nord in the federal states of Hamburg, Brandenburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Customers are now asked to return the shrimp to the discounter. The purchase price will of course be refunded upon return. The product recall was also published on the produktwarnung.eu website.