A GRIEVING lady whose brother died of Covid on Christmas Eve was pressured to eat beans on toast yesterday after she found her turkey was rotten.
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Sara Revell says she found her Christmas turkey was ‘rotten’ – hours after the demise of her brother Credit score: Mirrorpix
It comes amid a slew of complaints concerning the high quality of this yr’s birds Credit score: Twitter
Social media customers posted images of ‘completely disgusting’ turkeys on TwitterCredit score: Twitter
He died this week – months after he and Sara’s mum died with Covid through the first UK-wide lockdown.
Sara purchased the turkey from Lidl – however when she minimize open the packaging, there was a “horrendous” odor.
“Once you lose your mum to Covid-19 in Could you possibly can’t consider its taking place to you, and also you’re hoping that is the final dangerous information of the yr,” she instructed the Mirror.
“But when that wasn’t dangerous sufficient, my brother handed away Christmas Eve by Covid.
“The devastation you are feeling is unimaginable.
“Once you’re grieving for the mum you have misplaced after which your brother, Christmas is not essential.
“Nonetheless, we had already purchased the turkey crown.
“To prime it off, the turkey crown we purchased was off.
One shopper instructed Tesco their turkey was ‘going yellow’Credit score: Twitter
The grocery store chain has urged sad clients to return the merchandise in the event that they have been sadCredit score: Twitter
However some confronted a distinct Christmas dinner this yr after points Credit score: Twitter
“The odor is unbelievable.
“I can not wait to see the again finish of this yr.
“I hope different folks take this Covid epidemic severely as I would not need anybody to undergo this unimaginable ache.”
It comes amid a slew of complaints from customers about their ‘rotten’ turkeys.
Meal plans have been left in tatters as social media customers hit out at big-name branches together with Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Aldi and Asda.
Some clients stated their birds have been “inexperienced” and “pungent”.
One Lidl buyer claimed his dinner was “ruined” after realising his £25 turkey had gone off regardless of a Boxing Day sell-by date.
He stated: “Cheers @LidlGB. Purchased this Turkey crown from Guisborough retailer three days in the past, straight within the fridge, sell-by date Boxing Day.
“Completely stinks, rotten meat. £24.18 for a ruined Christmas dinner.”
One Twitter consumer stated Lidl had bought him a ‘rotten’ turkey Credit score: Twitter
And one other shared images of a ‘inexperienced’ chicken Credit score: Twitter
One other posted photos of their Sainsbury’s chicken, which appeared to have a inexperienced tinge.
He fumed: “Thanks @sainsburys for the rancid, foul-smelling, inexperienced turkey. Such a stunning option to finish 2020.”
One other additionally hit out at Sainsbury’s, telling them the turkey “smells terrible” and had “gone brown”.
“Xmas dinner with out the turkey,” they stated.
“Unhealthy sufficient we’re alone however now this.
“In date and stored within the fridge. Terrible. Rooster fillets as a substitute.”
One lady claimed: “Completely gutted to seek out my turkey I introduced from Sainsbury’s is off!”
And one other consumer claimed their Tesco chicken was “rotten and smelling” and “yellow” after they went to pop it within the oven.
Tesco and Aldi inspired consumers to return their turkeys to retailer for investigation, whereas Sainsbury’s says it is wanting right into a “very small variety of complaints”.
Lidl has been approached for remark.