On September 16th, 2021, Aldi announced it was recalling Simply Nature Organic Poppyseed Dressing from certain stores. The recall is, according to Aldi, a precautionary measure due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination, or what is more commonly known as botulism.
The dressing is manufactured by Drew’s Organics, a maker of organic dressings and salsas. According to the FDA, the recall was initiated after Drew’s Organics noticed a difference in color in the dressing, and after testing concluded that the dressing’s pH made it susceptible to bacteria growth.
According to Aldi, no illnesses related to the product have been reported.
The recall affects 12-ounce glass bottles with the UPC code of 4099100023169 and a best-if-used-by date of February 15, 2023.
You can read more about the affected dressing bottles in the press release below.
In Association with Drew’s Organics, LLC, ALDI Voluntarily Recalls Simply Nature Organic Poppyseed Dressing From Select Stores Due to Potential Clostridium botulinum Contamination
Batavia, Ill. (September 16, 2021) – In cooperation with Drew’s Organics, LLC, and out of an abundance of caution, ALDI is voluntarily recalling Simply Nature Organic Poppyseed Dressing from select stores as a precautionary measure due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination.
Upon notification from the supplier, ALDI immediately removed the affected products from select ALDI stores in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia. The items were also available for purchase through the company’s partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service.
The affected product is:
To date, no illnesses related to these products have been reported. No other ALDI products are affected by this recall.
ALDI takes the safety and integrity of the products it sells seriously. If customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.
Customers may contact Drew’s Organics, LLC at [email protected] or 800-228-2980.
ALDI sincerely regrets any inconvenience and concern this voluntary recall may cause.
Source: Aldi US