Garlic bread produced by Bakkavör Foods worth £93,000 has been taken off the shelves at Tesco for being underweight.

Aberdeenshire Council trading standards officers measured the weight of 290g packs of own-brand garlic bread slices at stores in Huntly and Inverurie. They found that 39 were under the stated weight, with one weighing less than 230g.

Trading standards manager Wilma Urquhart said the service “takes these incidents extremely seriously”.

She said: “We were pleased to see that the supermarket acted swiftly following the discovery.

“Our work is very important in protecting both consumers and businesses from unfair competition and the service will continue to work with both Tesco and Bakkavör to ensure legislative compliance.”


A Bakkavör spokesperson said: “We confirm that a bakery product made on behalf of a customer has been recalled due to an error with product weight.

“Bakkavör takes such incidents seriously and sincerely apologises for this error. We have put in place a number of measures to prevent a similar incident arising in the future.

“We wish to reassure customers and consumers of our continued commitment to compliance and the highest standards of production.”

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We take great care to deliver clear information for our customers so they can make informed decisions on the products they buy and to ensure customers receive the stated quantity of product.

“We are disappointed that errors occurred with a very small number of product and we have worked with our supplier to ensure there is no repeat of the issue.”