'Funny-looking' Tesco sauce was six months out of date

A GWENT mum says she bought a jar of seafood sauce, only to find it was half a year out of date.

Rhiannon Shier went to the Tesco Express store in Rogerstone last Saturday, as her 11-year-old daughter Jordan wanted it to make a dip for her crisps.

The 35-year-old returned home only to discover the sauce should have been taken off the shelves six months ago.

“It looked a funny colour in the shop but I thought it needed a stir.

When I opened it, it smelt funny and that’s when I checked the date,” she said.

“There were a lot more jars on the shelf.”

Ms Shier said her partner Julian Padfield, 43, returned with the offensive product and said staff did not seem concerned about the implications of consuming it.

“They weren’t very apologetic.

My daughter could have been quite ill if she had eaten it,” Ms Shier added.

The family reported it to Tesco and Newport’s trading standards department.

A Tesco spokeswoman said: “We take these matters extremely seriously and immediately removed this product from shelves in the Rogerstone Express store, as a precaution.

“We have apologised to the customer.”

She said the store is planning to conduct a thorough investigation on the returned product.

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1:12pm Fri 28 Sep 12

Katie Re-Registered says...

Oh dear, there was story in Metro the other day about a woman who found part of a rodent in a Tesco sandwhich she'd bought too(!) I'm starting to become very wary of Tesco's.
Oh dear, there was story in Metro the other day about a woman who found part of a rodent in a Tesco sandwhich she'd bought too(!) I'm starting to become very wary of Tesco's. Katie Re-Registered
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2:09pm Fri 28 Sep 12

pipa says...

I find that most retailers in general are not apologetic when returning goods, even if the goods are faulty they never apologise, and make me feel apologetic for returning them! which is wrong they should apologise after all their goods have failed to live up to their customer's expectations. Customer service just doesn't exist today :(
I find that most retailers in general are not apologetic when returning goods, even if the goods are faulty they never apologise, and make me feel apologetic for returning them! which is wrong they should apologise after all their goods have failed to live up to their customer's expectations. Customer service just doesn't exist today :( pipa
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8:05pm Fri 28 Sep 12

Limestonecowboy says...

Tescos UK biggest grocer so more likely to make the news in cases like this.
Six months - not bad should check my kitchen - just give it a stir thats my motto!
Tescos UK biggest grocer so more likely to make the news in cases like this. Six months - not bad should check my kitchen - just give it a stir thats my motto! Limestonecowboy
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1:08am Sun 30 Sep 12

smokintheweed says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
Oh dear, there was story in Metro the other day about a woman who found part of a rodent in a Tesco sandwhich she'd bought too(!) I'm starting to become very wary of Tesco's.
Starting to become wary of Tesco's?

Think of the number of stores they own and the statistically negligible chance of a large corporation selling something gross in a jar like half a rat.

How many times have those rejects occurred in the news compared to the thousands of different products sold by the millions each year?

Next, Tesco is not the only major retailer in this country (ASDA, Sainsburys, Morrissons etc...). Therefore not all faulty products could be attributed to Tesco.

After that you have to consider that supermarkets buy a lot of their goods from outside companies that likely have quality control issues that the supermarket may not be aware of or in direct control of.


I don't work for any retail establishment but your scaremongering comment gave me cancer.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, there was story in Metro the other day about a woman who found part of a rodent in a Tesco sandwhich she'd bought too(!) I'm starting to become very wary of Tesco's.[/p][/quote]Starting to become wary of Tesco's? Think of the number of stores they own and the statistically negligible chance of a large corporation selling something gross in a jar like half a rat. How many times have those rejects occurred in the news compared to the thousands of different products sold by the millions each year? Next, Tesco is not the only major retailer in this country (ASDA, Sainsburys, Morrissons etc...). Therefore not all faulty products could be attributed to Tesco. After that you have to consider that supermarkets buy a lot of their goods from outside companies that likely have quality control issues that the supermarket may not be aware of or in direct control of. I don't work for any retail establishment but your scaremongering comment gave me cancer. smokintheweed
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