ALDI Listens to Its Customers

Will No Longer Purchase Ground Beef Made with Lean Finely Textured Beef

Mar 23, 2012, 10:23 ET from ALDI Inc.

BATAVIA, Ill., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to growing customer concerns, ALDI Inc. today announced that it will no longer purchase ground beef made with lean finely textured beef, although the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved this as safe and wholesome beef.

The company stated, "At ALDI, we are committed to bringing our customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices. We also are committed to listening to our customers, and over the last week, customers have been telling us that they do not want ground beef made with lean finely textured beef (LFTB). That's why ALDI has decided that, we no longer will purchase ground beef made with this ingredient."

About ALDI Inc.

A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates approximately 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 product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price. For more information about ALDI, visit