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Tesco fined £175,000 for displaying out-of-date yoghurts and baguettes for sale at Bracknell store

Tesco is fined £175,000 for displaying out-of-date yoghurts and 30 3-day-old baguettes at a store in Bracknell

  • Trading Standards officers found food at Bracknell North Superstore, Berkshire 
  • Yoghurts were more than two weeks past sell-by and baguettes were three days
  • Documents showed many food safety checks had been carried out incorrectly

Tesco has been fined £175,000 for displaying out-of-date yoghurts and baguettes for sale at a store. 

Trading Standards officers found yogurts more than two weeks past their sell-by at the Bracknell North Superstore in Bracknell, Berkshire. 

There were also 30 baguettes that were three days too old and documents showed many food safety checks were carried out incorrectly.   

Trading Standards officers found yogurts more than two weeks past their sell-by at the Bracknell North Superstore in Bracknell, Berkshire (pictured) 

Bracknell Forest councillor John Harrison said that having food out for sale that is ‘up to 15 days past its use-by date is completely unacceptable’.  

Tesco apologised for the breach involving ‘a very small number of products’ in 2017 according to The Sun. 

They said that long-life fresh items are checked every seven days.   

The company added that they took ‘immediate action’ to remove the items and have ‘robust procedures in place’ to make sure products out for sale are within use-by dates. 

Tesco have been approached for comment. 

Mr Harrison, the member for Binfield-with-Warfield, said that the level of penalty shows how ‘seriously the court takes matters of this nature’.  

This comes as the store launched a traffic light system to tell customers whether or not they can enter the store to allow social distancing.

The company added that they took 'immediate action' to remove the items and have 'robust procedures in place' to make sure products out for sale are within use-by dates (file photo)

The company added that they took ‘immediate action’ to remove the items and have ‘robust procedures in place’ to make sure products out for sale are within use-by dates (file photo)

Supermarkets have had to control how many customers enter their store since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Shops normally have queues and marshals outside telling customers when it is safe to enter. 

Tesco has joined Aldi, which has already introduced a traffic light system, and Home Bargains, who are working on introducing them. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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