Rats! Tesco fined £23,000 for vermin infestation
Dirty, filthy Tesco. That's not the personal opinion of Bitterwallet, you understand, it's a matter of public fact. They're the supermarket with the pissed-stained, shit covered shelves, who feed rats your groceries before you buy them for yourself. Disgusting, vermin-infested Tesco. That's them.
The supermarket was investigated after a customer bought a packet of bagels from the Tesco Express store in Holborn last December. On arriving home, she noticed the bag has been split and one of the bagels had been partly eaten. A health inspector from the City of London's Environmental Health Department looked into the matter, and on visiting the store found shelves covered in rodent muck and mess. Lovely.
Tesco were marched off to court, where they were fined £10,000 for each offence, another £3,000 for failing to provide secure food premises, and slapped with court costs of nearly £9,000. And obviously, the dirty, filthy supermarket isn't happy about losing so much money made by selling comestibles from its rat infested store, and claimed there were issues with how the investigation was conducted:
"We take hygiene issues extremely seriously and carry out regular checks, including pest control, in all of our stores. We are considering our options following the decision."
One option to consider would be not to let rats shit and piss in your store. Every little helps, Tesco.