Warning to veggies using Tesco

SIR – As a vegetarian, I wanted to write to warn vegetarians of the potential pitfalls of shopping at Tesco Hatfield. More than a year ago, I noticed that Tesco had placed some Organic Swedish Meatballs among the vegetarian section – these are not

SIR - As a vegetarian, I wanted to write to warn vegetarians of the potential pitfalls of shopping at Tesco Hatfield.

More than a year ago, I noticed that Tesco had placed some 'Organic Swedish Meatballs' among the vegetarian section - these are not vegetarian.

Fortunately I recognised them because I have always bought them for my husband (a fully paid up member of the Meat Eater's Society), but to anyone else they could be perceived as vegetarian. I know if refers to meat, but many vegetarian foods do refer to 'chicken' or 'beef'.

It was in green packaging and right in the middle of the vegetarian section - why would anyone question it was meat?

I have raised this on seven separate occasions over the last year and asked for this to be corrected.

Occasionally they are moved around - but they still remain in the vegetarian section.

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More than a month ago, I phoned up the store as a last attempt, spoke to the complaints manager and was assured he would speak to the relevant person to get it fixed.

Today, I went into Tesco and found they were still there.

If I can't get Tesco to correct this, at least I can warn vegetarians not to buy them by mistake!

Kate Gloudemans,

Duncan Close,

WGC.