Dad ‘rises’ after opening packets of Aldi rice to find them covered in ‘disgusting’ mould

Alexis Adams says his teenage step-daughter was the one who first opened the packet of curry, cilantro and lime rice bought at the supermarket in February

Mr. Connellan remained "lift" after opening a packet of Aldi microwaved rice to find it was covered in mould
This pack of Aldi rice was covered in mold

A father was “upset” after opening a packet of Aldi microwaved rice to find it was covered in mold and says he also found blue plastic in a packet of cooked chicken.

Now his family say they will not return to the supermarket in Burton, Staffordshire, following the disturbing incident.

Alexis Adams, 33, and partner John Connellan, 48, of Burton, said Mr Connellan’s 15-year-old daughter opened the pack of curry, cilantro and lime rice for her lunch when she saw it was covered in green and black Mold.

The family, who regularly shop at Aldi’s Horninglow Street store, had bought the rice in February, Staffordshire Live Reports.

Mr Connellan, a cold store worker, said he was left “upset” after his daughter showed him the moldy rice.

A piece of blue plastic was found in a packet of cooked chicken bought from Aldi in Burton



The packet of chicken was bought a few days after the rice but opened first. The family discovered the small piece of blue plastic and Mr Connellan took it back to the Horninglow Street shop where he received a refund.

He says the rice was opened a few days later but was found to be moldy.

Aldi has now apologized for the inconvenience caused to the family and said a “foreign object” may have gotten into the pack of chickens, which is “very rare”.

It also said the rice’s packaging could be damaged, which could allow air to get in, which again is rare.

Miss Adams, a nursing assistant, told it Staffordshire Live : “I bought an Aldi own-brand pack of curry-coriander-lime rice at the end of February.

“It had an expiration date of June 26, 2023. My stepdaughter opened it for her lunch on April 5th and said, ‘What is this?'”

Alexis Adams with partner John Connellan and their family



Mr Connellan added: “I felt nauseous, it was disgusting. We threw away everything from Aldi. I had just walked out the door when she opened it. I took it to Aldi and they offered me a refund or an exchange but I declined both.

Miss Adams said: “We spend around £100 to £200 a week on Aldi groceries. There are two adults and eight children. My stepdaughter was just devastated.”

An Aldi spokesman said: “Our chicken supplier has robust processes in place to prevent foreign objects entering its products and is investigating what may have happened on this occasion.

“Although very rare, incidents such as Ms Adams’ experience with our rice can occasionally occur if the packaging is damaged at any stage before the product is consumed, as the contents may be exposed to the air.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused her and have offered a full refund for both products.”

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