The Aldi supermarket chain has withdrawn a sliced bread product afer a shopper posted her online discovery of plastic in the product and shared her disbelief.
The footage was posted on TikTok by ‘Crismoneoficial’ to her 45,300 followers on 10th January.
After the video was widely circulated online, Spanish media reported on the incident and the supermarket chain reportedly removed the brand from their shelves without offering an explanation why.
The video shows the shocked customer with the crustless sliced bread called El Horno de Aldi that she just bought from a local Aldi supermarket.
She explains that she was preparing toast when she noticed something strange and realised there was plastic inside the bread.
In the clip, the Spanish woman crumbles a slice of bread to reveal a white plastic object.
The netizen crumbles several other slices to show that the plastic strips are apparently in the whole loaf.
She adds “Sergio ate two slices but didn’t notice anything” as the caption ‘it is actually very dangerous’ appears on the screen.
After the video was widely shared on social media, a spokesperson for Aldi said that they had “secured the affected batch” which belonged to an order from their providers Pimad (Bimbo Group) with number 202S21 20A and the expiration date 12th January.
According to the local newspaper Levante – EMV, Aldi announced that they were removing all the affected bread from supermarket shelves, and were putting up signs promising customers their money back if they had bought one of the products.
However, the supermarket did not clarify the reason why the food was being removed and only placed signs saying “the product did not comply with our quality standards”.
It is unclear if any customers have filed formal complaints against Aldi, one of Germany’s largest discount supermarket chains.