Aldi: expiry date horrifies customers – “sad thing”
Created: 01/19/2022Updated: 01/19/2022 8:26 p.m
Blessing in disguise!
Shortly after buying a sausage, a customer looks again at the best-before date.
If he hadn't done that, his health would have been in danger:
Surely each of us has taken a yoghurt out of the fridge and is shocked when looking at the best-before date.
But just because a product has expired doesn't mean it automatically ends up in the bin.
Food can often be stored much longer and eaten at a later point in time than indicated.
Nevertheless, it is always advisable to do a smell test and take a close look at the product.
Of course, there are also goods, such as fish or minced meat, that you should actually dispose of immediately if they exceed the BBD.
Germs can even pose a health risk if you eat these foods anyway.
Karl Albrecht, Theo Albrecht
But not only in your own kitchen, but also at discounters or supermarkets there can be products that have already expired.
Normally, these are disposed of by the employees at Aldi*, Lidl and Co. in good time so that they are not accidentally bought by customers.
However, it can always happen that the employees overlook something.
As HEIDELBERG24* reports, Aldi recently had a funny overprint error on the best-before date*.
However, an Aldi customer finds buying a sausage less funny after looking at the BBD.
Aldi customer buys sausage – MHD has expired for almost three weeks
Customers can express praise, criticism, complaints, wishes or other concerns to Aldi Süd via Facebook. Every day, users create new posts on the community site. Complaints about misleading FFP2 mask rules* are currently relatively common. Aldi Süd's social media team is trying to get the flood of messages under control and, in most cases, to appease customers.
On Friday (January 14) Aldi customer Uwe wrote an angry post on Facebook.
He went shopping at the discounter on the same day, as a photo of a receipt shows.
In addition to cheese, Maultaschen and chocolate, sausage also ended up in his shopping trolley.
After he had made his purchase, he took a closer look at the best before date of the sausage and could hardly believe which date he discovered.
As the photo also shows, the MHD ended on Boxing Day!
So the sausage had been inedible for almost three weeks and should no longer have been sold.
When Uwe discovers this very outdated date, he has to vent his anger - and writes the post on Facebook about three quarters of an hour after shopping at Aldi.
Aldi customer angry after MHD fail – "already a real house number"
The Aldi customer publishes the photo showing the receipt and the expired sausage, and writes: "The shelf life at Aldi is always a rather sad thing anyway (and yes, in 99% of the cases I look. ..) but I think that's a real house number...".
An Aldi customer buys a sausage that has expired for almost three weeks © HEIDELBERG24/Celine Burghardt/Screenshot/Facebook/Aldi Süd
The discounter's social media team reacted immediately and commented: "Hello Uwe, unfortunately our colleagues seem to have missed something during the regular checks.
I can assure you that we check and sort out the MHDs on a daily basis.
I am very sorry that you received an expired package.
But you can easily exchange them in your branch.”
Aldi reacts to best-before date - consumption of sausages would have dramatic consequences for customers
So while Aldi relies on understanding again and admits the mistakes of its employees, the customer continues to be upset. To Aldi's reaction, he replies: "That was exactly the point: the shelf has obviously not been checked for 14 days. Of course I can exchange it (not worth it) but that was by far (!) not the only expired product... So it wasn't "checked and sorted out". But as you can see from the comments, you seem to have your fans well under control and they think it's okay. Not me - but that leaves me with the competitor..." Uwe is responding to two other comments under his Facebook post. Here, other customers protect the discounter. Among other things, it says: “Only people work at Aldi. Something like that can happen.Bring back and exchange. Ready."
In principle, of course, you can agree with the customers, after all, to err is human.
However: Packaged, vacuumed sausages should really be disposed of after a week at the latest after the BBD.
If the sausage smells funny or is greasy, that's not a good sign.
In the worst case, there is a risk of food poisoning.
So if the Aldi customer hadn't accidentally looked at the best before date of the sausage, it could have ended badly!
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