Antibiotic-free meat range launched by Aldi US

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Aldi operates 1,500 stores across America and all will stock the antibiotic-free meat range
Aldi operates 1,500 stores across America and all will stock the antibiotic-free meat range

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Discount retailer Aldi has launched its Never Any! range of quality meat products, free from antibiotics and growth-enhancing drugs, in the US.

The company said it was “stepping up​” to the nutritional plate by offering a range of pork and poultry products that are produced without the need for antibiotics or growth–enhancing steroids. Livestock used for this range of meat will only be fed a vegetarian diet too.

All the products are certified by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as meeting three criteria: no antibiotics, no added hormones or steroids, no animal by-products (vegetarian-fed).

We believe every shopper should have access to food they feel good about serving their family,​” said Aldi’s CEO Jason Hart in a press statement. “That’s why we’re dedicated to providing high quality groceries at affordable prices – making healthy living simple for more than 32 million customers who shop our stores each month.​”

Further expansion unclear

Aldi operates 1,500 stores across 34 US states. The launch of the Never Any! range follows a commitment by the company to ban added MSG, partially hydrogenated oils and certified synthetic colouring from all Aldi-exclusive food items.
 
It is not known if Aldi will launch the Never Any! range in Europe or Australia.

Aldi has six core products in the antibiotic-free meat range: chicken breasts, pork or turkey ham, hickory bacon, whole chicken, chicken breast tenderloins and Italian spinach feta chicken sausages.

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