Outrage over labels on food being swapped. Picture: Facebook/The Sun
Outrage over labels on food being swapped. Picture: Facebook/The Sun

Fury at ‘dangerous’ supermarket prank

Many have expressed their fury after a man confessed to switching the labels of beef and vegetable lasagne packets to prank vegetarians.

The post was shared on Facebook, with the alleged joker's name and image blocked out along with an image of two identical looking lasagnes from UK supermarket Tesco.

It reads: "Some mornings I like to pop in to Tesco & switch the cardboard sleeves around on these just for fun."

It is unclear who shared the original image when the post was first made and in what store it happened in, The Sun reports.

The Northern Ireland Craic Facebook group posted the image yesterday, with many pointing out the safety hazard of what appeared to be a simple joke.

There’s been outrage online after it was revealed the labels on these vegetarian and beef lasagnes were swapped in a ‘dangerous’ prank. Picture: Facebook/The Sun
There’s been outrage online after it was revealed the labels on these vegetarian and beef lasagnes were swapped in a ‘dangerous’ prank. Picture: Facebook/The Sun

One said: "Please don't do this. Some people have medical reasons for eating a vegetarian diet.

"Including allergies and the inability to process meat. This could be dangerous."

Another fumed: "You could land the company in serious s*** for that.

"As well as tricking a vegetarian into eating meat. It's not funny and is incredibly immature and irresponsible.

"Anyone wanting to do this for "lols" needs a good kick up the a**e."

'IT'S INCREDIBLY IMMATURE'

However, some seemed to agree with the humour of the prank.

One said: "I would so love to do this!!!"

Another added: "Now I know what to do when I retire to put the day in."

One Facebook user even made a cheeky confession.

They said: "I do this to get things cheaper."

The Facebook post has had more than 2000 likes and 1000 comments since it was shared yesterday.

Many people were furious over the stunt that was shared on an Irish Facebook group. Picture: Facebook/The Sun
Many people were furious over the stunt that was shared on an Irish Facebook group. Picture: Facebook/The Sun

The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code has strict guidelines for labelling standards that are enforced in all states and territories.

The Food Standards Code includes the general labelling and information requirements that are relevant to all foods. It also requires all allergenic ingredients to be emphasised in some way for consumers.

A Tesco spokesperson told The Sun: "We are aware of this Facebook post and are monitoring the situation."

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission


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