October 1, 2015 – With trends in the food sphere changing every day, it can be difficult to tell which ingredients we should be paying attention to, as well as which ones we should avoid. But no need to stress – that’s where ALDI comes in!
Our products are clearly labeled so that customers can make informed decisions about their food choices. More than 90 percent of products sold in our stores are under ALDI exclusive brands, meaning we’re able to offer customers an even wider selection of food choices they can feel good about.
As part of our commitment to quality, we’re constantly working to improve the nutritional profile of our products – and those products are about to get even better. We have committed to removing certified synthetic colors, partially hydrogenated oils (a source of trans fats) and added MSG from all of our exclusive brand food products. We began this process in 2014, and customers will begin to see these products in stores this fall, with fully updated product lines in stores by the end of 2015.
Let’s learn a little more about the ingredients we’re taking OUT of your ALDI food purchases:
- Synthetic colors are additives that are certified by the FDA for use in food products. ALDI will be replacing synthetic color additives with plant-based ingredients, such as beet juice, paprika and turmeric.
- MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is a flavor enhancer added to foods. Currently, approximately 96 percent of ALDI exclusive brand products have no added MSG.
- ALDI will complete the removal of PHOs (partially hydrogenated oils) well ahead of the Food and Drug Administration’s recently announced mandate for U.S. food manufacturers to remove the ingredient by 2018.
Our decision to remove these ingredients from our food products delivers on our ongoing commitment to meet the evolving preferences of our customers and we believe the benefits outweigh the differences you may notice. We’re proud to make healthy living easy and affordable. How has ALDI bettered your food choices?