Tesco, Britain’s largest retailer, has apologised after receiving a series of complaints about the state of the Christmas Turkey.
The supermarket group has pledged to buy “rancid” Turkey on social media and has to order after the meat has fallen out.
On Christmas day, people complained about poultry on the Fa cebook and on Twitter, which topped 59 pounds.
“It’s just a few days ago,” wrote Carl Barber of Clacton- on-sea, Essex. “it’s out of date. 23 days of waste now there is no Christmas match. Any available customer service?
Alison Kendall, of Essex, said her Christmas dinner had been ruined.
She wrote: “thank you for purchasing the best Turkish crown, with a sales date of 26/12, which was already 25 days ago… Ruined our Christmas dinner.
“Imagine, at 6 o ‘clock on Christmas day, that I panicked and opened the Turkey package, and the smell of 10 people coming to the Christmas dinner was hit.
Kirsten Shore of Stafford, Staffordshire wrote: “hurry up! We have the same problem!
“Our first hosting and @tesco rotten Turkey ruined our day! I’m depressed!
“Thank you @tesco for selling my Turkey and ruining my first Christmas!
“250 pounds is wasted. A terrible meal and eight patients! ”
She later on Facebook added: “I was very excited, and very hard for my family and preparing Christmas dinner, but thanks to Tesco, I gave them a kind of can’t eat rotten rotten Turkey.
“Not only that, the gravy is made of Turkey, so everyone’s food is in the trash can. Thanks for Tesco!
Tesco apologized to social media and offered a refund.
A spokesman said: “we sold hundreds of thousands of quality British turkeys this Christmas.
“We have very high standards, so we will look at the few complaints that have been filed in recent days.
We will contact each customer to find out how this happened. ”
Last week, retailers promised to be the first food to stop wasting food.
Dave Lewis, the company’s chief executive, has urged other supermarket chains to take measures to adopt changes that will be implemented before march.
Like all other big British supermarkets, tesco has signed on to the 2025 Courtauld commitment, a voluntary agreement to reduce food waste by 20 per cent within a decade.