Three days ago I purchased a fresh turkey from my local Tesco store. My wife took it out of the cold fridge today to prepare the bird. It was alive with salmonella!
The stench was appauling. The underneath of the carcass was green.
Having wrapped it in 4 tesco bags, I returned it to the store and requested the returns officer take a look inside. She reeled backwards from the stench and I suggested she was her hands immediately.
A store manager was called who agreed to replaced the bird with a bunch of free flowers for my wife.
I think in this case Tesco have got off very lightly. I suggested to the Manger that it would not be a good advertisement for them with the headline 'Tesco fresh turkey kills 70 year olds of salmonella'.
I hate to think of the possibility of Tesco customers taking fresh turkey out of their fridge on Christmas Day and experiencing the same as we have.