Baby ill after mother sold out-of-date milk at Tesco store

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jerri Lee and Milan Jerri Lee and Milan

A baby was sick for two days after being given milk bought from Tesco which was 10 months out of date.

Jerri Lee, a photographer from Chigwell Row, purchased the milk from the store in Barkingside and fed her two-month-old daughter Milan.

Miss Lee said: “I was very angry. I trust stores to sell in date products.

“I didn’t feel a store would be so careless with baby products.

“It is totally unacceptable for 10 month out of date liquid to still be on the shelves of a trusted store.”

Milan began vomiting on taking the milk and was seen by a doctor who confirmed she was sufferring from an upset stomach which he believed was caused by the milk.

Miss Lee raised concerns with the store the following day and received a refund.

A Tesco spokeswoman said: “We checked immediately and found no other bottles on sale that were out of date. 

“We apologised to the customer and offered her a gesture of goodwill when she first contacted us.”

Miss Lee said: “Tesco said they were sending an apology and a £10 gift card which I did not receive, so I complained again in December.

“I only got the apology after the media have reported the incident.”

She continued: “I wanted to know that the store was going to be investigated and the proper standards met.”

She added: “I always check the dates now and will stick to buying baby products from Boots.

“I can safely say I will not be shopping at Tesco.

A Tesco spokeswoman said: “We are taking this matter very seriously and are urgently investigating how this has happened.”

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9:48am Fri 3 Jan 14

angeldelight12345 says...

if you read Jerri's twitter feed, she knew the day she bought the milk it was ouf of date. so why give it to her little "peanut"?
if you read Jerri's twitter feed, she knew the day she bought the milk it was ouf of date. so why give it to her little "peanut"? angeldelight12345

11:12am Fri 3 Jan 14

princessjasmine says...

Milan?
Milan? princessjasmine

12:00pm Fri 3 Jan 14

myopinioncounts says...

It pays to check the sell by date on every item before you put it in your basket or trolley. Too many products are at the sell by date without any reduction in price. Also check the shelf prices VERY carefully as they often do not belong to the product they are closest to. Just today in Sainsbury's a 1kg bacon joint above a price ticket of £4.99 looked good value until I looked again and saw that £4.99 was for the 750gram joint that was further along the shelf and there was NO price label for the 1kg joint. How many customers would not notice?
It pays to check the sell by date on every item before you put it in your basket or trolley. Too many products are at the sell by date without any reduction in price. Also check the shelf prices VERY carefully as they often do not belong to the product they are closest to. Just today in Sainsbury's a 1kg bacon joint above a price ticket of £4.99 looked good value until I looked again and saw that £4.99 was for the 750gram joint that was further along the shelf and there was NO price label for the 1kg joint. How many customers would not notice? myopinioncounts

12:05pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Dave mp says...

Probably a disgruntled ex employee.
Probably a disgruntled ex employee. Dave mp

12:44pm Fri 3 Jan 14

saladina says...

princessjasmine wrote:
Milan?
Maybe was born in Milan Road London Hopital
[quote][p][bold]princessjasmine[/bold] wrote: Milan?[/p][/quote]Maybe was born in Milan Road London Hopital saladina

1:19pm Fri 3 Jan 14

OngarRS says...

It seems to be the chavster fashion to name kids after the pace they were conceived. As I was saying to my nipper "Bikeshed" the other day.....
It seems to be the chavster fashion to name kids after the pace they were conceived. As I was saying to my nipper "Bikeshed" the other day..... OngarRS

2:49pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Johnny Boy says...

angeldelight12345 wrote:
if you read Jerri's twitter feed, she knew the day she bought the milk it was ouf of date. so why give it to her little "peanut"?
Now there's a thing. Does make one curious !
[quote][p][bold]angeldelight12345[/bold] wrote: if you read Jerri's twitter feed, she knew the day she bought the milk it was ouf of date. so why give it to her little "peanut"?[/p][/quote]Now there's a thing. Does make one curious ! Johnny Boy

12:16pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Dave mp says...

Dave mp wrote:
Probably a disgruntled ex employee.
I didn't mean the mother, but an ex employee who may have had a grudge against the company who left it there.
[quote][p][bold]Dave mp[/bold] wrote: Probably a disgruntled ex employee.[/p][/quote]I didn't mean the mother, but an ex employee who may have had a grudge against the company who left it there. Dave mp

11:06am Mon 6 Jan 14

anothere17reader says...

Hmm, interesting - she now seems to have deleted the tweet from November, proving that she knew it was out of date at the time but still used it.
Hmm, interesting - she now seems to have deleted the tweet from November, proving that she knew it was out of date at the time but still used it. anothere17reader

12:51pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Compton Akers says...

Some say that natural breast feeding is best as you know the origin of it but some people cannot for various reasons use this as a method.
Some say that natural breast feeding is best as you know the origin of it but some people cannot for various reasons use this as a method. Compton Akers

11:08am Thu 9 Jan 14

Dave mp says...

anothere17reader wrote:
Hmm, interesting - she now seems to have deleted the tweet from November, proving that she knew it was out of date at the time but still used it.
Or didn't use it but was only looking for compensation?
[quote][p][bold]anothere17reader[/bold] wrote: Hmm, interesting - she now seems to have deleted the tweet from November, proving that she knew it was out of date at the time but still used it.[/p][/quote]Or didn't use it but was only looking for compensation? Dave mp

11:08am Thu 9 Jan 14

Dave mp says...

anothere17reader wrote:
Hmm, interesting - she now seems to have deleted the tweet from November, proving that she knew it was out of date at the time but still used it.
Or didn't use it but was only looking for compensation?
[quote][p][bold]anothere17reader[/bold] wrote: Hmm, interesting - she now seems to have deleted the tweet from November, proving that she knew it was out of date at the time but still used it.[/p][/quote]Or didn't use it but was only looking for compensation? Dave mp

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