A HORRIFIED shopper has hit out at Tesco after he discovered a cleaning wipe in his “sealed” pasta pot.
Marc Wallace from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, picked up the £1.70 cheese and tomato pasta pot at a Tesco in Bellshill, but was disgusted to find a blue wipe scrunched up inside the snack.
Images show the tissue inside 32-year-old Marc’s pasta pot, which clearly still has the seal intact.
Another photo shows window cleaner Marc holding up the wipe which is covered in pasta and cheese.
A furious Marc took to Facebook on Wednesday to complain to the retailer.
He posted the images yesterday with the caption: “Tesco, well this is absolutely vile. Went to your Bellshill store to pick up a meal deal as always and realised whilst in the shop this tub has a little summit extra.”
“As you can see he tub was still sealed front and back and I opened it in store and showed an employee who insisted it in fact was not sealed, but it was part of a batch that was dropped on the floor and the blue wipes within were used to clean it up before it was placed ‘accidentally’ back on the shelf. ”
“This is something I argued as I opened that pot myself, but I only got the same response back, pretty minging.”
Marc said he had purchased the pasta pot as part of a meal deal before heading to the gym with his pal.
Speaking today, he said: “Honestly I laughed at first. I wasn’t expecting it, but by time I got to the desk the reality of the fact if I had taken a different one and eaten it I may have eaten something that’s been contaminated with God knows what, and the fact it made it on the shelf, made me a feel sick. My friend who was there also swore off the tubs for life.”
A Tesco customer service adviser responded to Marc saying they were looking into the matter.
He said: “I am so sorry this was in the pasta pot you picked up! I’d like to investigate this a little bit more for you. To allow me to do so can you please Private Message me what my colleague advised you do with the pasta, and a name and/or description of my colleague that you spoke with?”
Tesco declined to comment.