A small detail in Aldi’s packaging leaves customers outraged, and it’s not the first time
- Aldi shopper puzzled by ‘extra layer’ of plastic
- But Aldi says that’s a bug, not the norm.
An Aldi shopper was furious after opening meat he bought at the supermarket over the weekend.
The customer, who lives in Sydney, was surprised to find a second layer of plastic covering the already sealed meat.
They criticized the retailer for “taking a step back” on reducing plastic waste after making big changes to the store, including switching to plastic bags.
An Aldi customer was confused after noticing an extra layer of plastic on his pork schnitzels
“The amount of plastic packaging felt excessive and didn’t seem to serve any additional purpose in food protection. The plastic container seemed more than enough to me,’ they said yahoo.
Adding seemed strange to add more than one layer of plastic over the pork schnitzels as one should offer enough protection.
Aldi recently changed the packaging of its minced meat: it placed the meat in a bag to eliminate extra waste from trays.
Aldi now packs its 500g minced meat in bags instead of plastic trays. The change was made in an effort to reduce plastic and is being implemented in meat aisles across Australia.
It boasted 70 percent less waste on the package.
Make the point of the confused customer. Daily Mail Australia contacted Aldi Australia for comment.
They said the perceived ‘extra layer of packaging’ is not the norm for schnitzel.
“In an isolated incident, the plastic layer that allows short-lived products to be vacuum sealed appears to have separated from the container during processing, appearing as an additional layer of packaging despite this not being the case,” a spokesperson said. .
‘There is no food safety problem or risk to the product that is consumed. This does not meet our high quality standards and we are investigating how this occurred and any customers who are not completely satisfied with the product return to the store for a full refund.
This isn’t the first time customers have been furious about the store’s plastic packaging.
Aldi shoppers aren’t impressed with the budget store for its latest release: $6.99 pre-cut watermelon in plastic containers (pictured)
In January, shoppers were furious after seeing pre-cut watermelons in plastic containers lining refrigerator shelves.
Other people were not impressed with the plastic packaging of the product.
‘A bit of a pushback towards their plastic reduction target,’ one man said
I don’t like. What a waste of plastic,” wrote another.