Jun 25, 2019

Tesco customer in pickle over labelling

Customer Matthew Stock did not mince his words when he tweeted the supermarket asking it to explain a best before date of 20140 on a sachet of burger relish. The chain responded saying the date code on the relish included with two beef cheese burgers was a date from the old Julian calendar, last used in 1752. The Julian calendar was last used in the UK in 1752, before it was replaced by the Gregorian calendar, which is the most commonly used calendar in the world. Mr Stock bought the Tesco own label meal which contained two burgers, two buns two cheese slices and the sachet of relish. The Gregorian calendar has three fewer days in every 400 year period than the Julian calendar.

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