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Thursday 23rd May 2019

High-street supermarkets issue apologies for rotten turkeys that ruined customers' Christmas

Bird were described as off, rancid and stinking

Turkey is the focal point of traditional Christmas dinner – for meat eaters – so imagine discovering yours is inedible.

When it’s not the cook’s fault!

Christmas was ruined for numerous families up and down the land when they discovered their birds were 'rotten'.

Dinner was ruined! (Credit: Katrien Sterckx, Unsplash)

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Many posted their disappointment on Twitter, prompting supermarkets such as Sainsbury's and Aldi to issue an apology.

Aldi, Sainsbury's and Tesco were all accused of selling below-standard poultry on social media.

One Sainsbury's customer complained on Twitter about her turkey being green.

Another described theirs as stinking and rotten.

We are sorry that, in a small number of instances, we did not meet our usual high-quality standards.

A Sainsbury's spokesperson said: "We apologise to the handful of customers for whom Christmas orders have not met our usual high standards, and are investigating these cases."

Meanwhile, an Aldi shopped claimed on Twitter that his was rancid.

Another described hers as off despite the 'use by' date bring December 26.

An Aldi spokesperson said: "We are sorry that, in a small number of instances, we did not meet our usual high-quality standards.

"Customers can return any product that they are not satisfied with to their nearest store for a full refund."

One Tesco customer claims his turkey was rotten and the smell hit him in the face as he unwrapped it.

Another claimed theirs from another Tesco store was rotten and left their kitchen smelling of sewers.

A third expressed sadness for others whose lunch had been ruined.

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ED! has contacted Tesco for comment.

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