ALDI confirmed police are investigating a recalled lunch staple.

The supermarket said that their recent recall of a bakery item is part of an “active police investigation”.

Customers who purchased the item were encouraged to return it to their nearest Aldi store for a full refund.


Customers who purchased the item were encouraged to return it to their nearest Aldi store for a full refund.Credit: Getty

It sounded the alarm last month and took their Village Bakery 8 Tortilla Wraps White off the shelves.

The recall affected all best-before dates up to and including April 29, 2024.

Customers who purchased the Village Bakery 8 Tortilla Wraps were encouraged to return it to their nearest Aldi store for a full refund.

The recall notice said that no other products had been affected, and apologised for not meeting “our normal high standards”.

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A spokesperson for the supermarket said: “All our products go through rigorous safety and quality checks.

“We are recalling this product as a precautionary measure.

“As there is an active police investigation we are not able to comment any further on this matter at this time.”

The supermarket’s recall notice added: “We apologise this did not meet our usual high standards and thank you for your co-operation.”

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said “Signature Flatbreads UK, the makers of the Village Bakery 8 Tortilla Wraps, are recalling the product and are working with the relevant food and police agencies to investigate the cause of the contamination.

“Signature Flatbreads UK is taking the precautionary step of recalling Village Bakery 8 Tortilla Wraps White because of a possible presence of metal, as the product may have been tampered with.

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“This is an isolated incident and is not linked to other product recall information notices recently published for metal contamination.”

The FSA added that the affected Signature Flatbreads UK, are in packs of eight and weigh 62g.

“These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

“If you have bought the above product do not eat it.

“Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.”

Swallowing sharp objects like metal and plastic can damage the teeth, mouth and food pipe, and be a choking risk, the NHS warns.

If fragments make it further into the body, they can puncture the intestines and cause internal bleeding.

What to do if someone is choking

Mild choking

If the airway is only partly blocked, the person will usually be able to speak, cry, cough or breathe, and may be able to clear the blockage themselves.

In adults:

  • Encourage them to keep coughing
  • Ask them to try to spit out the object
  • Don’t put your fingers in their mouth
  • If coughing doesn’t work, start back blows

In children:

  • If you can see the object, try to remove it (but don’t poke blindly)
  • Encouraging coughing
  • Shout for help if coughing isn’t effective or the child is silent
  • Use back blows if the child is still conscious but not coughing

Severe choking

In adults:

Where choking is severe, the person won’t be able to speak, cry, cough or breathe.

Without help, they’ll eventually become unconscious, so you should carry out back blows.

In children:

Back blows can be carried out on children under one year.

If this doesn’t work, chest thrusts can be started on kids up to 12 months old, and abdominal thrusts on those over one year.

Call 999 if the blockage doesn’t come out after trying back blows and either chest or abdominal thrusts.

Keep trying this cycle until help arrives.

Even if the object has come out, get medical help.

Part of the object might have been left behind, or the patient might have been hurt by the procedure, according to the NHS.

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