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Source: Signature Flatbreads

Signature Flatbreads is recalling tortilla wraps from Aldi stores due to a possible presence of metal, making them unsafe to eat.

The Dunstable-based supplier said it was taking the precautionary step of recalling Village Bakery 8 Tortilla Wraps White with a best before date of up to and including April 29, 2024 because the products may have been tampered with.

The company confirmed it was an isolated incident with no other Aldi or Signature Flatbreads product affected. It noted it was currently working with the relevant food and police agencies to investigate the cause of the contamination, and as such was unable to comment further on the recall notice.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) advises that the affected wraps should not be eaten, and customers should instead return them to the Aldi store where they were purchased for a full refund. Point of sale notices are to be displayed with this information in all Aldi locations selling the recalled wraps.

While tampering of goods appears to be a rare occurrence in the bakery sector, there have been some recalls for contaminated baked goods caused by manufacturing issues in recent months.

Earlier this year, Daylesford Organic issued a recall notice for some of its crispbreads and savoury biscuits due to the presence of moth larvae, said to be traced back to an infestation at an organic flour mill.

Costa Coffee recalled two of its sandwiches and two of its wraps because of a risk they contained small stones, and The Compleat Food Group voluntarily recalled a total of 24 retailer own-label pastry products as it said they may contain small pieces of metal and plastic.

Signature Flatbreads operates a vast manufacturing site at Chiltern Park Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, employing 1,800 staff and producing the likes of pittas, pancakes, wraps, crumpets and more for retailers nationwide including own label lines.

Turnover is expected to surpass £300m this year, with the company steadily expanding its Deli Kitchen brand including launching Indian Spiced Wraps and Garlic Tear & Share Flatbreads last September.