A spokeswoman yesterday (January 6) confirmed the source of the 200g packs of Choceur Treasures, with a best before date of 1 September 2015, to FoodManufacture.co.uk. However, the identity of the manufacturer is as yet unknown.
The FSA issued a recall notice for the chocolates, which consist of whole hazelnuts wrapped in waffle and milk chocolate, on January 2.
Salmonella was detected in one product batch, distributed in the Midlands in towns including Birmingham, Worcester and Nottingham, but Aldi stressed that no other Choceur or Aldi products had been affected.
Customers who had bought the chocolates were advised not to eat them and to return them to their nearest Aldi store.
Aldi described the contamination as an “isolated incident”, stressed it had acted promptly and that customer safety was its top priority.