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NewsHorrified Tesco customer finds cleaning wipe inside "sealed" pasta pot

Horrified Tesco customer finds cleaning wipe inside “sealed” pasta pot

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.

The wipe was spotted by Marc before he purchased the snack

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.

Marc (Left) with pal John Stark who was with him when he bought the meal

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.

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