An image of a packet of carrots with British branding labelled as grown in Spain has caused a storm on social media, as farmers and consumers demanded answers from Tesco.
News24 Dec 2020
The use of the Red Tractor logo also caused anger.
However, Tesco has stated that the carrots were grown in the UK and had been incorrectly labelled.
Farmers were quick to hold the supermarket giant accountable.
Sharing the image, Staffordshire farmer Clive Bailye tweeted: “Red Tractor proving yet again how unfit for purpose it isAldi latest retailer in vow to ‘never’ compromise on UK’s high food standards
In response to the backlash, the retailer confirmed there had been a labelling error and apologised for the confusion.
“[I] would like to reassure that all our carrots described as British are grown in the UK,” a Tesco’s spokesperson tweeted.
A spokesperson for Red Tractor added they were seeking reassurances that this will never happen again.
“We do not allow the use of our label for produce grown or reared outside of the UK”, the spokesperson tweeted.
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