Saturday 18 November 2017

Families' shock to find 'glowing green' meat inside Tesco Christmas turkeys

Diners shocked to discover 'green meat' inside their turkey
Diners shocked to discover 'green meat' inside their turkey
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Tesco customers have taken to the firm's Facebook page to complain about 'glowing green' turkey meat.

Shoppers posted photographs of crowns of turkey meat cut open to reveal a fluorescent green colour.

It is believed to be caused by a degenerative muscle condition known as Green Muscle Disease.

Rachael James, 33, said she grabbed a turkey for her Christmas Day festive meal from a store in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

"When I got it out of the packaging it seemed to be okay but once I had cooked it and started to carve it in front of everyone I noticed that there was something wrong with the centre of the turkey," she said.

"It put everyone off their meal and ruined the meal, none of us felt like we could eat any of the turkey and ended up having the whole meal with no turkey.

"It ruined the meal completely, this was a meal that we had all been looking forward to for months as we have a had a stressful year."

Customers are said to have paid as much as £30 (€35) for the glowing birds. Tesco said it had offered a refund to the customers affected.

A Tesco spokesperson said: "There's nothing more important than the quality of the food we sell so we were concerned to hear this has happened.

"We've offered a refund to the customers affected and will inform our supplier."

Tesco Ireland confirms that Irish customers were unaffected by the reported issue with frozen turkeys in the UK.

The particular variety of turkey was not sold in Ireland, all frozen turkeys sold in Ireland are sourced from Irish suppliers.

All fresh turkeys sold in Tesco Ireland are 100pc Irish, 100pc of the time.

Belfast Telegraph

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