This is why there is no frozen or refrigerated food at Tesco in Buckshaw Village

Shoppers after a tub of ice cream or a pint of milk have been left empty handed at one Lancashire supermarket.

Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 6:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 7:02 pm
No food in the frozen aisles at Tesco Buckshaw Village (JPIMedia)

Tesco at Buckshaw Village has today (June 25) had the rather unusual sight of empty frozen and refrigerated aisles.

It is understood that the not-so-cold empty aisles had to be emptied of all food after an electric fault overnight between Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25.

One shopper said: "There was nothing there at all.

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No food in the frozen aisles at Tesco Buckshaw Village (JPIMedia)

"Staff said fridges went off last night and they had to throw everything out.

"I can't imagine how much it will have all cost - and how much has been wasted."

Signs were placed in the aisles saying: "This equipment is currently not working. However we are trying to get it fixed as soon as possible."

A Tesco spokesman said: “We had a temporary issue with the fridges in our Buckshaw Village Superstore.

No refrigerated food at Tesco Buckshaw Village (JPIMedia)

"As soon as the store became aware, maintenance were called and we managed to fix the issue within a couple of hours.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

All the food in the fridges and freezers was thrown away due to health and safety concerns.

Any food that is safe for human consumption is usually donated through its Community Food Connection scheme.

No food in the frozen aisles at Tesco Buckshaw Village