ALDI Voluntarily Recalls Carlini Baking Spray Due to Incorrect Gluten-Free Labeling

BATAVIA, Ill., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ALDI has voluntarily recalled its Carlini Baking Spray as a precautionary measure, due to incorrect gluten-free labeling. The label states that the product is "made with Real Flour" and is a "Naturally Gluten-Free Food," which are contradictory claims. The Carlini Baking Spray is made with real wheat flour and consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat or gluten could become ill if they consume this product.

The 5-ounce Carlini Baking Spray was an ALDI Special Buy product that was available in stores beginning Oct. 28, 2012. Upon notification of this labeling error, ALDI immediately removed all affected product from store shelves. Carlini Butter Spray, Carlini Canola Oil Spray and Carlini Olive Oil Spray are not affected by this voluntary recall.

At ALDI, we take the safety and integrity of the products we sell very seriously. Customers who have wheat or gluten sensitivities should discard the product or they may return it to their local store for a full refund. In addition, customers with wheat or gluten sensitivities should seek medical advice if they experience a food reaction after consuming the product. No illnesses have been reported.

ALDI sincerely regrets any inconvenience and concern this voluntary recall may cause.

About ALDI Inc.

A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates more than 1,200 U.S. stores in 32 states, primarily from Kansas to the East Coast. More than 20 million customers each month save up to 50 percent* on their grocery bills, benefiting from the ALDI simple and streamlined approach to retailing. ALDI sells more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is so confident in the quality of its products, the company offers a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price. For more information about ALDI, visit www.aldi.us.

*Based upon a price comparison of comparable products sold at leading national retail grocery stores.

SOURCE ALDI Inc.



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