In Association with Cargill Recall ALDI Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Ground Turkey Product

BATAVIA, Ill., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In cooperation with Wichita, Kan.-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation's previously announced recall, ALDI has voluntarily recalled its Fit & Active fresh ground turkey as a precautionary measure.  Upon notification by Cargill late yesterday, ALDI immediately removed all affected product from store shelves.  No other ALDI products are affected by this recall.

The Fit & Active fresh ground turkey product affected by this voluntary recall is in a 19.2 ounce white tray pack with a UPC code of 041498180324, which can be found on the back of the package in the lower right-hand corner.  Customers who have the affected product should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.  

The voluntary recall is associated with the Aug. 3, 2011, recall by Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, due to potential Salmonella Heidelberg contamination.  

Customers with questions about recalled ground turkey products may contact Cargill's consumer relations toll free telephone number at (888) 812-1646.  For food safety inquiries, consumers may contact the USDA's "Ask Karen" virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov (http://www.askkaren.gov/).  The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline (888) 674-6854 is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.  Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. 

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

About ALDI Inc.

A leader in the grocery retailing industry since 1976, ALDI is committed to bringing customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices.  The company's exclusive brands meet or beat the national name brands on taste and quality.  With more than 1,100 U.S. stores located in 31 states, primarily from Kansas to the East Coast, ALDI continues to expand, most recently in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and South Florida.  ALDI applies smart and efficient operational and business practices to save more than 20 million monthly customers up to 50 percent on their grocery bills. ALDI sells more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased grocery and household items in a simple and easy-to-navigate shopping environment. For more information about ALDI, visit www.aldi.us.

SOURCE ALDI Inc.



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