Footage posted on social media shows the two rodents crawling over an uncovered butter croissant – a Sainsbury’s spokesperson said they are investigating with the store
Two giant rats were filmed scurrying over fresh pastries in a Sainsbury’s supermarket.
Footage posted on social media yesterday shows the two rodents crawling over an uncovered butter croissant.
The appalling scene was captured on camera by filmmaker Anthony Mitson, who posted the video on his Instagram stories.
It is not clear which Sainsbury’s store the incident happened at – and a spokesperson for the supermarket chain said they are investigating.
The clip quickly went viral online, with several people commenting and sharing it.
A viewer wrote: “This video is a perfect example of why supermarkets need to stop selling pastry out in the open like this. It’s not just the rats it’s the flies too.”
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Another said: “I can’t believe what my eyes are seeing.”
One more added: “I mean, they’re everywhere… but this is particularly gross…”
Another shopper said they would never buy loose bakery items again.
Mr Mitson posted another video today showing a sign outside the supermarket telling customers the shop is closed.
The sign reads: “This store is closed at the moment. Sorry for the inconvenience.”
A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We are immediately investigating with the store.”
In 2018, a mum-of-two told of her horror after she found a live rat trapped inside a sealed packet of plums she had bought from Aldi.
Salma Riaz, 32, and her husband, Kamran, bought the punnet of fruit but failed to spot the rodent curled up in the plastic container, covered with netting.
In July 2019, a Tesco customer filmed a large rat scurrying around a supermarket.
Danielle Westbrook, 46, dumped her basket and ran out of the shop after spotting the rodent.
The gran-of-three told The Mirror: “I let out an almighty scream. It’s appalling and disgusting.
“Now I feel angry. I’m never ever shopping in there again.
“It’s made me feel sick to my stomach that I have ever eaten food bought from this store.”