Tesco fined for admitting 22 breaches of food safety regulations

Tesco fined for admitting 22 breaches of food safety regulations

Tesco has been fined £7.56 million for selling out-of-date food at three stores in Birmingham.

The supermarket admitted 22 breaches of food safety and hygiene regulations between 2016 and 2017, and was handed the penalty on Monday 19th April.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We’re disappointed that a small number of out-of-date products were found on sale in three stores in 2016/17.

“The safety of our customers is always our priority and these incidents are not representative of the high standards of safety and quality we expect in Tesco stores.

“We took immediate action to address this at the time and we want to reassure our customers that we have robust procedures in place to make sure that this doesn’t happen.”

Items which were out of date were found at two Tesco Express stores, one in the city centre and one in the Bournville area, plus a Tesco Metro in Bristol Road South after food inspectors visited all three sites.

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