Tesco ‘sorry’ after mum nearly feeds baby formula milk that was four months old

Tesco has apologised after a mum was “shocked” to discover formula milk she was bought to feed her baby was expired.

Angeline Muca, from Hangleton, was about to give the milk to her three-month-old daughter Isabel when she noticed the bottle was “dusty”.

She checked the label and realised the bottle was three months out of date.

The supermarket had sold her bottles with a best before date of October 5, 2020.

Supermarket giant Tesco said it was “sorry” for the error and is now checking other bottles of milk to avoid the same thing happening again.

She said: “That evening I went to open one to give to my baby daughter and noticed under the bright light in my kitchen that the bottle appeared dusty.

“Upon closer inspection, I noticed the product had a best before date of the 5th October 2020 making the baby milk over three months out of date.

“Fortunately I noticed the error before feeding it to my four-month-old baby.”

Angeline said the same date was shown on 6 of the 12 bottles she had bought.

Armed with her receipt, she confronted the shop and Tesco “quickly offered a refund”.

Angeline said staff were apologetic once they realised the error.

The manager also offered a £10 gift card to compensate for the error.

A Tesco spokesman said: “We are sorry this has happened. We have a process for checking all the date codes in our stores and on this occasion, it looks like this product was missed.”