Egg-spensive free range produce driving Finsbury Park shoppers to theft
GROCERY shoppers are being urged to check the validity of their free-range eggs – after crafty customers were spotted sneaking the organic produce into cheaper “value” boxes.
Finsbury Park residents flooded a local web site with complaints about the egg thieves, who they claim have been spotted most recently in the Tesco in Stroud Green Road.
One resident said: “I saw someone swapping the expensive organic free range ones which cost about �3.50 a half dozen into the box of the value 99p battery ones. So if you buy the expensive ones you may well be getting the value ones. I told the supervisor and she said they often catch people doing it.”
Free-range fans are now being warned to check that their eggs carry the correct free-range stamp, a code beginning with 1 UK, before they make a purchase.
A spokesman for Tesco said: “We have not heard any complaints at the store.
“If any customers see this happening, can they please let the store manager know immediately.”
- 1 'Graffiti vandal' linked with £500k worth of damage caught in Highbury
- 2 Five arrested for drugs offences after dawn raids
- 3 Knifeman was out on bail when he nearly killed father-of-three on school run
- 4 'Fear, isolation and distress': Pentonville Prison during Covid-19
- 5 Supermarkets issue urgent product recall after salmonella found in products
- 6 'Robot' prisoner locked up indefinitely for killing Serco custody officer
- 7 Travel Bulletin: Islington, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets
- 8 Three jailed after 'horrific' revenge attack on teenage boy near Finsbury Park
- 9 WATCH: Sauna fire rips through Old Street leisure centre
- 10 Murder trial: Accused travelled to London to 'Netflix and chill' with woman