This is the sordid moment when giant RATS were filmed crawling over fresh pastries in Sainsbury’s as supermarkets vowed to investigate.
Videographer Anthony Mitson captured the terrifying clip of two rats crawling on an uncovered butter croissant in an unnamed Sainsbury’s supermarket.
The creatures quickly run away when they notice Anthony – running past the open front.
The horrifying clip quickly garnered attention online – with enticing shoppers saying “that’s what I’ve done with supermarket bakeries”.
A Sainsbury’s spokesman said the supermarket chain is “immediately investigating with stores”.
One viewer wrote: “Noah. Look, that’s why I can’t eat from those loose bakery things. It’s gross.”
Another Twitter user said: “This video is a perfect example of why supermarkets need to stop selling pastries out in the open like this.
“It’s not just rats but flies too.”
One shopper said they “don’t think they can buy loose bakery” items anymore.
In 2016, supermarket giant Asda was fined £664,000 after an in-store bakery had to close for ten days due to a potentially fatal mouse infection.
The retailer’s own pest controller visited the store 72 times in a year due to the vermin plague
But when a customer ate cheese rolls covered in mouse droppings, local environmental health officials and the chain closed the bakery for ten days in September last year.
Mouse poo was found in bags of flour, food packaging, trolleys used for bread, and production areas inside a dirty bakery in the Park Royal branch, West London.
A frozen mouse was found in the entrance to the walk-in-freezer and staff had left traps and bait boxes on the floor, the Uxbridge Magistrates Court heard.
Asda pleaded guilty to four charges of violation of the Food Safety Act, including failing to keep premises clean, ensuring adequate procedures to control pests, placing unsuitable food in the market and building premises that Failed to control pests.
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