A QLD shopper has taken to the Woolworths Facebook page to complain about the healthy free fruit initiative.
The shopper claims half chewed fruit left on shelves is putting people at risk of illness.
“I wish to complain about the new policy of giving fruit to kids while their parents are shopping in your store. Children chew on the fruit and then these pieces of fruit are left on shelves with other food stuff we wish to purchase and in the trolleys we put our food in,” the post says.
She continues, “Children can have colds, flu and other contractible ailments as does the rest of the community. This is a health hazard, if you wish to give fruit to children, do it as they are leaving the store.
I cannot imagine why the Health Department could condone this. I will ask the Department this, as I do not wish to become ill whilst shopping in Woolworths. Thank you.”
Woolworths responded, “Hey Mambo, we assure you our customers’ health and safety is a priority so we make sure that all fruits are washed before being placed in our baskets.
We’ll definitely share your feedback with our Teams to be mindful of left overs and remains as we do want to maintain the cleanliness of our stores. Thanks!”
The post has received nearly 4000 comments.
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