Tesco’s fes­ti­val faux pas

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY JEN­NIFER LIP­MAN

TESCO SHOP­PERS have com­plained that matzah meal in its Pe­sach sec­tion is not cer­ti­fied for the fes­ti­val.

Les­ley Mor­ris bought two pack­ets from the Bore­ham­wood store, dis­cov­er­ing only af­ter re­turn­ing home that one was not kosher for Passover.

An­other woman en­coun­tered the same prob­lem with an on­line or­der from the Bore­ham­wood branch and a cus­tomer at Tesco in Brent Cross also re­ported find­ing non-pe­sach cer­ti­fied matzah meal among its Passover dis­play.

Mrs Roberts — who did most of her Pe­sach shop­ping at Tesco — said she was chang­ing her crock­ery over for the fes­ti­val when she “hap­pened to glance at the packet” and was shocked to dis­cover that it was not kosher for Passover.

A Tesco spokesman said staff did their “very best to make sure that prod­ucts al­ways match shelf-edge la­bels. We have asked staff to check our kosher goods reg­u­larly to en­sure this is the case.”

There was also a com­plaint from an Asda cus­tomer whose on­line or­der was de­liv­ered with the blue Rakusen’s matzah, which can­not be eaten dur­ing the fes­ti­val.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.