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Tesco and the Chicken


I bought a "Willow Farm" chicken from Milton Tesco yesterday. Today Beth got it out of the fridge to roast it and got suspicious about the weight so she put it on our scales.

Tesco chicken
Here's the chicken

In case it's not clear what the problem is from that photo here's two crops (with the latter's level adjusted to make it clearer).

Tesco chicken label
the label: 2.142kg

Tesco chicken - weight on scales
the real weight including the packaging: 1.831kg

That's 15% underweight. And yes, we did check it on our old scales and got the same result.

So it should have cost us £6.10, we've been had by £1.03.

We've got nothing else for tonight's roast so it's going in the oven as I type this but I will be contacting Tesco and Trading Standards.

Tags: food, Milton Written 27/01/13

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On 05/02/13 at 11:56am Paul wrote:

Today, a letter from Tesco, from the manager allegedly but really from one of her minions I deduce but whatever. They've emailed the buyer at Head Office about the issue. They've also given me a 'Moneycard' I can spend at Tesco loaded with £13. I was a bit bemused by the figure as I'd said they'd overcharged me by £1.03 but when I read it more carefully they'd refunded me the whole value of my shop on that occasion. So full marks to Tesco then. Will be interested to see if I hear any more.

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