Thousands of pounds worth of food stripped from Welwyn Garden City supermarket after chillers break

PUBLISHED: 16:16 21 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:27 24 July 2017

Several chillers in Welwyn Garden City's Sainsbury's have been emptied after a malfunction in the early hours of this morning.

Several chillers in Welwyn Garden City's Sainsbury's have been emptied after a malfunction in the early hours of this morning.

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A Welwyn Garden City supermarket was forced to remove thousands of pounds worth of food after its chillers broke.

Thousands of pounds worth of food has been removed. Thousands of pounds worth of food has been removed.

Staff at Sainsbury’s in the town centre had to pack hundreds of bits of chilled food into larger storage units out the back, after several refrigeration units malfunctioned in the early hours of Friday morning.

Among the casualties were numerous desserts, including strawberry sundaes, tiramisus, cheesecakes and trifles.

Several chillers in Welwyn Garden City's Sainsbury's have been emptied after a malfunction in the early hours of this morning. Several chillers in Welwyn Garden City's Sainsbury's have been emptied after a malfunction in the early hours of this morning.

A message displayed on one of the units read: “Due to a technical issue, our refrigeration units have broken down and we have been forced to take our stock off the shelves. Sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused.”

A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “There was a brief issue with our fridge freezers, which was quickly resolved. No food was wasted and we apologise if some items weren’t on display while customers were in store.”

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