Tesco shuts in-store bakery following pest discovery

A Tesco Extra store has closed its in-store bakery for two weeks due to a pest infestation. 

The store in Wath-upon-Dearne closed its bakery on Saturday (10 November) following the discovery of a pest. Tesco said the issue does not affect the rest of the store.

Tesco said the in-store bakery was closed immediately after the pest was discovered and will remain closed for two weeks while the area is deep-cleaned and new equipment is installed.

It added that it is committed to ensuring its stores meet the highest standards of cleanliness.

“Following the discovery of a pest in the bakery at our Tesco Extra in Wath-upon-Dearne we closed the bakery immediately and have been working with Rentokil to carry out a deep clean of the site,” a Tesco spokesperson said.

“We are taking the extra step of replacing all the machinery which means the bakery will be closed for two weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Want more stories like this in your inbox?

Sign up for our FREE email newsletter


My Account

Promotional Features 

Most read



See all events