If you’re partial to a lil’ cheese snack here and there (and who isn’t?) and you buy the Snackers Market Little Pickers products from an ALDI supermarket, it’s time to check your fridge folks – your cheese snack could be part of a recalled batch!
Snackers Market Little Pickers snack packs recalled!
A popular snack pack for mums and kids, ALDI supermarket has issued a recall notice for Snackers Market Little Pickers packs amid listeria fears.
The products being recalled are: Snackers Market Little Pickers Cubed Tasty Cheese & Mini Crackers 35g and Snackers Market Little Pickers Cubed Tasty Cheese & Pretzels 40g with USE BY dates up to (and including) 3 February 2022. These items have been for sale in ALL ALDI stores in NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, SA and WA.
The ACCC Product Safety Australia recall notice has all the details below:
What you need to know
The product details: Snackers Market Little Pickers Cubed Tasty Cheese & Mini Crackers 35g and Snackers Market Little Pickers Cubed Tasty Cheese & Pretzels 40g. You need to check the pack for the use by date – those with USE BY dates up to (and including) 3 February 2022. MUST NOT BE CONSUMED.
Problem: This recall is due to these products being believed to have traces of microbial contamination (Listeria), which can be a deadly bacteria.
What is the safety hazard: Listeria can cause people to become VERY sick, particularly pregnant women and their unborn babies. Even if the food LOOKS and smells fine, do not risk it by eating it.
What to do: Above all else, DO NOT EAT THE PRODUCT (no matter how hungry you are). Consumers should return the product to the ALDI store where they purchased it from, for a full refund. And of course, if you are concerned about your health or feel unwell, please do seek medical advice immediately. Sorry guys, the cheese has to go!
For further information on this recall, please call the ALDI Food Recall Hotline by phone on 1800 709 993.
Listeria is a dangerous threat to pregnant women
We take listeria threats VERY seriously. It’s why pregnant women NEED to be so very careful with what they do and don’t eat. It’s carried in some foods that can lead to miscarriage or infect a newborn baby if a pregnant woman eats contaminated food. Check out this post on New Guidelines on What to Avoid During Pregnancy.
Listeriosis (the infection caused by listeria) is rare but potentially VERY serious and lands about 150 people in the hospital every year here in Australia, making you so sick you need to be hospitalised and in some cases, causes death. It’s most definitely not something you want to risk.
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