Nearly £100,000 Worth Of Garlic Bread Taken Off Tesco Shelves
Monday October 5th 2015 at 11:06 AM
Tesco has been forced to take £93,000 worth of its own-brand garlic bread after a trading standards investigation in Aberdeenshire.
That’s 66,000 packs of sliced garlic bread that were withdrawn from sale, after 39 packs were found to be sold underweight.
Some weighed as much as 20% less than advertised.
Legally, the responsibility for ensuring the weight of products is as described lies with the packer – in this case Bakkavor Foods Ltd.
Trading Standards manager, Wilma Urquhart, said: “Aberdeenshire Council’s Trading Standards Service takes these incidents extremely seriously and we were pleased to see that the supermarket acted swiftly following the discovery.
“By issuing an Emergency Product Withdrawal, batches worth £93,000 have been removed from the shelves.
“Our work is very important in protecting both consumers and businesses from unfair competition and the service will continue to work with both Tesco and Bakkavor to ensure legislative compliance