Supermarket chain Asda has involuntary apologized to its shoppers after a customer complained about poor hygiene in its delivery vans. BBC Watchdog conducted tests on Asda’s delivery vans after a customer showed them the maggots she found in a cat food box delivered through Asda van. The vans that Asda uses to deliver food and other products to its shoppers were extremely dirty, said the Watchdog.
The tests were conducted by a Government-accredited microbiology laboratory for BBC Watchdog. It was found that the bacteria levels on a crate from 10 different deliveries had “equivalent to dirt levels of a kitchen floor”. Another two were found to be “extremely dirty, which equates to the dirt levels of a kitchen bin.”
The probe was conducted by the Watchdog after getting complaints from many customers and general public. In a response to the Watchdog investigation, Asda admitted it had fallen short of the standards expected by customers.