Aldi Set To Refund THOUSANDS Of Customers
Aldi and their supermarket supplier Menora have admitted to selling 190,000 unit of adulterated oregano products over a one-year period and have promised they will never doing it again.
The budget grocery chain has signed a court document with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, committing to conduct annual testing of the composition of their herb and spice products.
Aldi sold more than 126,800 units of its oregano across its 400 stores in 2015 and they claimed it was 100 per cent dried oregano leaves but it was found there was a ‘"substantial presence of olive leaves”.
"This is extremely bad behaviour. I don't think it's in anybody's head that you're getting anything other than pure oregano and our message to retailers is: Check the products you're selling," said ACCC chairman Rod Sims.
"The offer of refunds is there. If you take back the empty container you'll get a refund, take back proof of purchase, you'll get a refund."
Australians splurged $115 million on herbs and spices last year, according to the Retail World Annual Report. Oregano has found new favour in Australian kitchens, with the growing popularity of mediterranean cooking.