Aldi will only sell fresh chicken and beef that comes from British farmers amid fears chlorinated meat from overseas could make its way onto supermarket shelves.
And it added that it will never sell chlorine washed, or hormone injected meat products wherever they come from.
Aldi chief executive Giles Hurley said: “Aldi is one of the biggest supporters of British suppliers and we want to make it clear that will always be the case.
“We are a signatory to the NFU Back British Farming Charter and our entire core range of fresh meat and milk is from Red Tractor-approved farms in the UK.
“We will never compromise on the standards or specifications of our products, and that includes a commitment to never selling chlorinated chicken or hormone injected beef.”
Worries over food standards have grown as the Government has still failed to find a way to bridge the gap between it’s standpoint and the one coming from the EU during trade negotiations.
It has also ruled out extending the time it has to find one, despite the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
That means our current food standard deals – now aligned with the Europe’s – are up for grabs.
It also means products from the US, where chlorine washed chicken and hormone-injected beef are permitted for human consumption, could be headed our way.
But while they might appear in some places, Aldi won’t be one of them.
The supermarket currently sells only chicken, beef, milk and eggs from British farmers – and promises to never change that stance.
“Britain has some of the highest food quality standards in the world, and our commitment to only source chicken and beef from this country means our customers know they are always buying high quality Aldi products at unbeatable value,” Hurley said.