14 supermarkets named and shamed for having poor hygiene standards

A shocking look into hygiene levels has revealed the 14 dirtiest supermarket outlets and branches across the country, which includes big names like Tesco Express and Co-op.
These 14 stores all received a rating of “zero” by inspectors, and are therefore required to make urgent improvements, which may include being temporarily shut down.
These 14, scoring so low, were the lowest out of 11,000 supermarkets to be rated and submitted to the Food Standards Agency website, although rated horrendously low, may have improved since as inspections have taken place.
It goes to show that health standards still aren’t met, as the Tesco Express in Highgate listed as scoring zero had been closed temporarily in April after a rodent infestation was uncovered in the store.
At the time, a Tesco spokesman apologised and said that they “insist on the highest standards of hygiene in our stores.”
The most striking stores on the list were the Co-op on Evington Road, Leicester, Poundland on Corporation Street, Birmingham, and the Tesco Express on Swain’s Lane, Highgate, London.
It shows that even the big names that we all know are not necessarily as clean as we would like them to be. This is also a further blow to Tesco, who have suffered with a lot of bad publicity over the last year.
On the other hand, the remaining three of the big four stores, Morrisons, Asda and Sainsburys kept clear of this list.