Quality & Safety
We keep a close eye on the ingredients and materials used to make our products. Our Quality Assurance team develops and manages our company's processes to make sure our products meet our high standards.
Beyond that, ALDI is committed to human rights and fair labor practices throughout our supply chain, and we require suppliers to comply with the Social Standards in Production, which are part of the Terms and Conditions of our contracts.
We put our reputation behind every product we sell in our stores. We comply with all U.S. consumer legislation and safety standards and all of our suppliers must provide a third-party food safety audit for the production facilities that make our exclusive brand products.
All facilities producing our exclusive brand products must be audited under standards recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the leading global industry initiative for food safety throughout the food supply chain.
We maintain our high-quality by regularly testing our products in our own ALDI Test Kitchen. We sample and analyze each and every one of our products so our shoppers know they're getting the best quality. But our testing goes beyond the kitchen: We also use independent laboratory analysis to assess product quality, safety and integrity.
We offer high-quality general merchandise products to round out our high-value, low-price product range. These products are also evaluated to meet our high standards for quality and performance in our Quality Assurance labs and independent U.S. testing labs.
We proudly offer a variety of organic products within our Simply Nature line and produce department. Our organic offerings continue to grow, with 12 organic produce items added to our everyday produce offerings since 2014. To locate organic products at your local ALDI, look for the USDA Organic Seal.
All organic food must be produced in adherence with USDA Organic guidelines. These guidelines include, but are not limited to, the avoidance of synthetic pesticides, artificial fertilizers, GMOs, antibiotics, growth hormones, and irradiation. To learn more, please visit the USDA Organic Standards website. According to the USDA, organic products must also be produced with a focus on protecting natural resources and conserving biodiversity.
Genetically Engineered (GE) Foods or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
We believe our customers should always have a choice when selecting products that best align with their lifestyles and budgets. For those looking to avoid genetically engineered (GE) foods, we offer a growing selection of items that are produced with practices that avoid GE ingredients. Shoppers who prefer foods without GE ingredients should look for our products with USDA Organic or Non-GMO Project Verified seals on their packaging, including many products in our SimplyNature line. Please note that the National Organic Program standards do not allow GMOs in the production of organic products.
We support the Food Marketing Institute's position on GE ingredients, which can be found on their website at www.FMI.org. ALDI will continue to personally monitor government and industry information on GE ingredients as it becomes available.
Bisphenol-A, commonly known as BPA, is a chemical that may be found in food packaging and non-food products.
We understand BPA is perceived as a chemical of concern by some customers. To address this concern, we’re limiting BPA in our ALDI-exclusive brand products where possible and have made progress. Shoppers who want to avoid BPA can confidently shop our SimplyNature and Little Journey brands.
As an extra measure to provide our customers with the ability to make informed choices, we are also in the process of labeling all products that do not contain BPA with the following BPA-Free symbols: BPA-Free Packaging and Non-BPA Lining. You may also be happy to know that ALDI receipt paper is BPA-free.