Tesco Experiences Backlash Because of ‘Rancid’ Christmas Turkeys

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Tesco is experiencing a festive backlash after it was struck with various complaints from its customers that their Christmas meals were ruined by the “rancid” turkeys that had to be thrown straight into the trash bin.

The biggest supermarket of Britain apologised to its customers who complained on social media sites. The company said in a statement that it would investigate on the matter after a “small number of complaints in recent days.”

A spokesperson for the Food Standards Agency informed Sky News that it was aware of the coverage of the said controversy and that the agency would be “looking into” the said matter and its “considering next steps.”

Complaints started surfacing on social media on Christmas Day regarding the turkeys of Tesco – which sell for a maximum of £59 in its Finest range.

Kirsten Shore who is from Stafford, wrote on a Facebook post: “I was very excited and worked super hard to make and prepare Christmas dinner for my family for the first time ever!

“But thanks to Tesco I served them a rotten, rancid turkey that was inedible.

“Not only that, the gravy was made from the turkey so that resulted in everyone’s meal ending up in the bin! Thanks, Tesco!”

Karen Carter posted: “Thanks @Tesco for ruining our Christmas disgusting turkey I had delivered Fri stinking and rotten and just had to throw away.”

Craig Taylor stated: “@Tesco well thank you for ruining my Christmas dinner with the rotten turkey you sold us!

“Absolutely disgusting smell can’t get rid of it, stored correctly and now have no turkey for Xmas.”

Tesco replied to some of the complaints through social media.

However, on Boxing Day, the official Twitter account of the supermarket published a tweet suggesting how the customers could reuse their leftovers by utilising them to make pies or burgers.

A user replied that it was “really not the greatest thing” that Tesco could tweet and another stated: “What leftovers – dog wouldn’t even eat our turkey crown.”

In a statement, Tesco stated: “We’ve sold hundreds of thousands of great quality British turkeys this Christmas.

“We have exceptionally high standards so we will look to address the small number of complaints in recent days.

“We will get in touch with each customer, so we can investigate how these instances may have happened.”