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    Fresh Turkey to KILL!

    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.

    28 Comments

    are you 70?

    Original Poster

    72 to be exact!

    ur 72

    do you know tesco and asda are notorious for dodgey fowl.. i don't buy them from them any more, fed up buying rotten meat and having to take stinking stuff back.
    Did see a programme on tv about them and how they just re label meat that hasn't sold...

    o dear. hope u have a good xmas now though :santa:

    Theres a thing who is the oldest person on HUD?? now theres a thought

    JESUS! That is pretty damn disgusting. Surely someone would have smelt the stench at the check-out?

    Original Poster

    Many thanks for that information. We will not purchase from them again - never to old to learn!

    Oh dear. Was just gonna get mine out the fridge to prepare. Dont think I`ll bother now,couldn`t face it after that story:?

    Banned

    loving the old skool headline..... :thumbsup: its like the title of a 50s horror movie.... invaision of the fresh turkeys....

    hope it didn't spoil your Christmas!

    Wow, serious first post.

    This is a very late entry for funniest thread of the year:giggle::giggle:
    A bunch of free flowers - could at least have given her some that were for sale.;-)
    Thank goodness I'm nowhere near as old as you OP, I might damage myself laughing!!

    ******eca;3856818

    72 to be exact!



    Well it probably went manky cos you can't afford electricity.

    Little bit of politics there :lol:

    Shengis;3856886

    Well it probably went manky cos you can't afford electricity.Little bit … Well it probably went manky cos you can't afford electricity.Little bit of politics there :lol:



    You reckon that the fridge was cold because that was the temp of the house?

    chesso;3856916

    You reckon that the fridge was cold because that was the temp of the … You reckon that the fridge was cold because that was the temp of the house?



    No the fridge was warm, it insulated against the cold in the house ;-)

    OT but just received quarterly leccy bill.... £719 :shock:

    Shengis;3856926

    No the fridge was warm, it insulated against the cold in the house ;-)OT … No the fridge was warm, it insulated against the cold in the house ;-)OT but just received quarterly leccy bill.... £719 :shock:



    What - I thought you'd relocated for more parsimonious living.:w00t: Mind you hubby worked out that we're spending about £8 a day on electric - those little meters don't half whirr.

    Does the obscenity filter work on 'names'?

    Shengis;3856886

    Well it probably went manky cos you can't afford electricity.Little bit … Well it probably went manky cos you can't afford electricity.Little bit of politics there :lol:

    good point, op; you sure the fridge ain't faulty?, leaving fresh chicken out of the fridge has the same effect.

    ps; at 72 you've balanced the age differential on hukd . . ;-), happy yuletide . .

    chesso;3856947

    What - I thought you'd relocated for more parsimonious living.:w00t: Mind … What - I thought you'd relocated for more parsimonious living.:w00t: Mind you hubby worked out that we're spending about £8 a day on electric - those little meters don't half whirr.Does the obscenity filter work on 'names'?



    That's the problem, caravan = poor insulation. We were using electric rads, screw that it's onto the gas bottles now, about £70-80 a pop but a damn sight cheaper than leccy :lol:

    I really don't see how the OAP's manage. Years ago when they were moaning about bills etc it wasn't 'really' that bad but now it's just horrendous. Wonder how many will die over the winter through fear of using heating:-(

    Not really an xmas day subject, but there you go....

    We bought a frozen turkey from Iceland not last year but the previous one. When we defrosted it, it was green and very, very smelly. Fortunately we had bought a little chicken for the kids who are dead fussy and refuse to eat turkey, so we didn;t have to go without altogether, but it was avery disappointing Christmas dinner all round

    Shengis;3856982

    That's the problem, caravan = poor insulation. We were using electric … That's the problem, caravan = poor insulation. We were using electric rads, screw that it's onto the gas bottles now, about £70-80 a pop but a damn sight cheaper than leccy :lol:I really don't see how the OAP's manage. Years ago when they were moaning about bills etc it wasn't 'really' that bad but now it's just horrendous. Wonder how many will die over the winter through fear of using heating:-(Not really an xmas day subject, but there you go....



    I know and you're absolutely right. I have no idea how someone on basic pension and the min benefits can absorb a 28% rise in energy costs. I saw some figures the other day saying that we're pretty bad for hypothermia-related deaths in the UK - I suppose because we get pretty cold winters but our insulation isn't great.
    Survive Salmonella and fall victim to frost. No laughing matter.
    Well a Happy Christmas to you and hope that you keep snug using the gas Shengis.:santa: xx
    I'm off to bed now - the Boots and M&S sales aren't much good.:x

    We have bought mince from Morrisons on two seperate occasions and it has been off the next day
    Never again, dodgy.:whistling:

    Oh my god, ours was just the same!
    Fresh Turkey Crown from Tesco's absolutley stunk.
    Ruined Christmas Dinner, only found out this morning.

    i bought mine xmas eve it was fine...:santa:

    jaki;3869049

    i bought mine xmas eve it was fine...:santa:



    why hello thur jaki

    we got £75 cash compensation and a refund of the Turkey (£20) plus some other meat we bought that had been next to it in the fridge, £75 was the max the store could offer (I saw the email that they'd been sent regarding spoild turkey's) but we could've asked for more via head office after a full investigation.
    He didn't even open the bags (5 tesco carriers) as he could smell it without!
    The store manager said one other person had taken one back on xmas eve.

    Bexxa;3856828

    do you know tesco and asda are notorious for dodgey fowl.. i don't buy … do you know tesco and asda are notorious for dodgey fowl.. i don't buy them from them any more, fed up buying rotten meat and having to take stinking stuff back. Did see a programme on tv about them and how they just re label meat that hasn't sold...



    this quote is totaly untrue and illegal and i know tescos dont do this.i sugest you get your info correct before posting false accusations.

    rich333444;3883259

    this quote is totaly untrue and illegal and i know tescos dont do this.i … this quote is totaly untrue and illegal and i know tescos dont do this.i sugest you get your info correct before posting false accusations.



    I think I also saw the program. Although it was aimed more at the Deli side of things.

    There you go : news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

    Same happened to me on 3 occasions with Waitrose chicken, luckily not Christmas time but still rubbish!
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