ALDI issues recall over life-threatening product sold across the country

Supermarket favourite Aldi has been forced to issue a recall after traces of an “undeclared allergen” were found in one

Supermarket favourite Aldi has been forced to issue a recall after traces of an “undeclared allergen” were found in one of it’s popular food products.

The brand of Hillcrest Chewy Chox Muesli Bars have been pulled from shelves and recalled after it was discovered that they contained traces of peanuts, which had not been declared on the box.

Peanuts can be highly dangerous and potentially fatal for anyone who is allergic to them, causing the supermarket to rush to cease trading on them immediately.

The recall was announced on the ACCC website where it tells people to return the muesli bars immediately for a full refund.

The Hillcrest muesli bars have been recalled.
The Hillcrest muesli bars have been recalled.

Product description
Hillcrest Chewy Choc Squiggle Muesli Bars 250g

Identifying features
Best Before: 10May17

What are the defects?
The recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (peanuts) in the product.

What are the hazards?
Any consumers who have a peanut allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if these products are consumed.

Where the product was sold
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
South Australia
Western Australia

Traders who sold this product
ALDI Stores


What should consumers do?
Consumers who have a peanut allergy or intolerance should not consume this product. Customers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full cash refund.

For further information please contact:
ALDI Food Recall Hotline on 1800 709 993

Aldi shoppers are encouraged to share the message to help prevent anyone who is allergic to peanuts from eating the bars.

Do you have a food allergy? Do you shop at Aldi?

  1. Rob Ozanne  

    Another reason I’m glad no Aldi here !

    • Brian  

      So you’ve never had crook food recalled by Colesworths?

  2. Jan Jones  

    Love Aldi.

  3. Janice  

    Yet another perfect example of ‘ya gets what ya pay for’.
    Wanna buy cheap, you’ll get cheap, one way or another.

    It’s unfortunate that people have to ‘watch their pennies’ in this day, & age.

    I’ve never been into an Aldi store, let alone buy anything from them.

    I’ll stay with Woolies, & occasionally Coles, & IGA, thanks very much.
    Yes, I know I pay more for my groceries’, but I’m happier doing that, rather than have some ugly allergen kill me.

    • daryl  

      what you don’t realise is these products are all made on a production line that has multi- and diverse products made or packed on them, most of these lines produce for many retailers like coles , woolies and aldi….. i for one work in such an industry so i can testify to this, so enjoy but be careful and most of these aussie factories adhere to recall .
      be thank full they have safety measures and protocoles inplace…
      just my 5cents worth

      • Nona  

        I LOVE Aldi. I shop there every week and have never had any thing but good quality. If something spoils too fast, I bring it back with no questions asked.

    • [email protected]  

      Well if you have never set foot in an Aldi you aren’t really in any position to comment about the products they sell, are you.
      On the other hand I regularly shop at Aldi, top up at Coles and IGA and can assure you there’s nothing nasty about their products. I’d agree with cheap however, as in outstanding value.

      • Sarah  

        What’s with being on a high horse about not shopping at aldi… it’s the same products with a different label and half the price. Woolies and coles on the other hand charge insane prices, bully suppliers and even got rid of staff with their self serve check outs. If anything I’d rather be shopping at my local grocery or fair food store. Being snobby about not shopping at aldi is just ridiculous

  4. Lyn van Vuuren  

    I LOVE Aldi and have never ever had any type of issue with ANYTHING, edible or otherwise, they are AMAZING

  5. Arthur Warner  

    Hillcrest is a Brand used by Aldi. Like Woolworths and Coles use “Select”, “No Name”, “Coles” etc.
    Coles and Woolworths do not manufacture these products. So why do you assume that Aldi manufactures Hillcrest. So do not blame the Outlet that sells the product. Blame the company that manufactures it.

    Do some research before displaying your ignorance in comments.
    And no I have no affiliation with Aldo. I Just believe that everyone should be allowed a fair go.

    • Kelly Brown  

      Totally agree. I love Aldies, I save $50 plus every week and their is nothing wrong with their products at all. Just wished they sold BioZet soap powder, then I’d never go to Coles or Woolworths

  6. Kelly Brown  

    I love Aldie and their products.if I recall both Coles and Woolworths have had recalls on some of their products in the past. All these negative people out their need to try before they complain. I save $50 plus every week by shopping at Aldies and wouldn’t shop back at Coles or Woolworths again, except I buy their soap powder Biozet but that’s it

  7. Allison  

    Why waste a perfectly good product? You’d think it would be cheaper to add a sticker to say it may contain nuts.

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