Mag­got found in Aldi jar

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A MEL­BOURNE shop­per has dis­cov­ered a mag­got in another Aldi prod­uct — pos­ing ques­tions over the op­er­a­tion of the low­cost su­per­mar­ket gi­ant.

The dis­cov­ery comes just four months af­ter it was re­ported sev­eral Aus­tralian cus­tomers had found pieces of me­tal, mag­gots and even fin­ger­nails in prod­ucts bought at the Ger­man- owned stores.

Theone Cheong, 65, who lives in Brighton, re­turned to com­plain at the new Aldi store in Chel­tenham on Sun­day with a jar of red cab­bage and ap­ple pieces — with a live mag­got still wrig­gling at the top. Mrs Cheong, who had bought the jar on Satur­day, said it was the sec­ond time she found mag­gots in prod­ucts from the store.

The jar of red cab­bage was made by Dutch com­pany Hak and im­ported to Aus­tralia for Aldi where the su­per­mar­ket is rapidly grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity.

A spokesper­son for Aldi said the com­pany had or­gan­ised a ship­ment of the red cab­bage prod­uct for test­ing.

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