If you’ve perused the shelves of Aldi’s U.S. department stores, you’ve probably discovered many seasonal products. With fall, this retail chain is significantly increasing seasonal products. However, you may also find some surprisesin the shopping malls, such as withdrawing two of the frozen falafel flavors.
Specifically, we are talking about two flavors of the Earth Grown Vegan brand that have been withdrawn from the refrigerated area of Aldi stores in the USA. The retailer announced through a press release that it was systematically removing two flavors of this frozen food. The reasons have to do with food issues in which the FDA has already intervened.
Why does Aldi USA recall these foods?
It is important to note that these are two specific products, two flavors of Earth Grown Vegan brand frozen falafel, manufactured by Cuisine Innovations Unlimited LLC. According to the FDA, these potentially hazardous products have been sold in more than 30 states. It is, therefore, a widespread sale that has forced a massive recall.
The reason is that there are serious indications of the connection between foods with an E.Coli outbreak that has emerged in different states. An investigation by the health agency showed that a high percentage of people infected with this bacterium had ingested the frozen falafel and, specifically, one of the two recalled flavors. Infection by this bacterium can cause severe disorders in the digestive system, so products that have been exposed to this bacterium are considered potentially dangerous.
Due to this, the commercial firm has immediately withdrawn this product from its freezers. Therefore, you should not worry because you will not find it in your store. However, if you still have any of them in your freezer, the recommendation is simple: send them to the trash.
Food panic should not spread
Meanwhile, Aldi in the U.S. continues to maintain a powerful offer of autumn products, not only related to pumpkin and the proximity to Halloween but also those varieties that are so well accepted by the American public, such as cheese boards or by-products.
In a situation like this, it is important to remain calm and not panic. It is important to remember that large commercial firms such as Aldi have immediate reaction mechanisms that allow them to eliminate risks once detected. These events can occur more or less frequently and, in many cases, are preventive actions.