In Association with Jensen Farms Recall ALDI Voluntarily Recalls Rocky Ford Cantaloupes

BATAVIA, Ill., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In cooperation with the Jensen Farms previously announced recall, ALDI has voluntarily recalled all fresh cantaloupes from the Rocky Ford, Colo., growing region that were sold in its U.S. stores.  The voluntary recall is associated with the Sept. 14, 2011, cantaloupe recall by Jensen Farms due to potential Listeria contamination.  

On Sept. 13, our supplier Frontera Produce notified ALDI that we had received cantaloupes from the Rocky Ford region.  Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our customers, ALDI immediately removed all cantaloupes from store shelves, regardless of its growing origin.  Product then was replaced on the sales floor with cantaloupes grown in other geographic regions.  Cantaloupes currently in ALDI stores are not subject to this voluntary recall.

The cantaloupes affected by this voluntary recall were sold individually in the fresh produce section in ALDI stores.  The whole cantaloupes have a green and white sticker that reads: Product of USA- Frontera Produce-Colorado Fresh-Rocky Ford-Cantaloupe or a gray, yellow, and green sticker that reads: Jensen Farms-Sweet Rocky Fords. If the whole cantaloupe is unlabeled, please discard the product as a precautionary measure.  

Jensen Farms distributed the recalled product to the following states:  Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

For more information about Listeria, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at www.cdc.gov.  Customers who have the affected product should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.  Customers who have questions regarding the recall may contact ALDI customer relations at 630.761.2740 or Jensen Farms via phone at 800.267.4561 or via email at recall@rfordcantaloupe.com.

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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