Rotherham supermarket shuts down in-store bakery following PEST infestation

A Rotherham supermarket has been forced to close down its bakery following a pest infestation.

The in-store bakery at Tesco Extra in Wath Upon Dearne was shut down on Tuesday after what bosses confirmed was the ‘discovery of a pest’.

Tesco Extra, Wath upon Dearne. Picture: Google.

Tesco Extra, Wath upon Dearne. Picture: Google.

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Tesco said it expected the bakery to be closed for around two weeks while it carried out a deep clean and replaced all the machinery.

In a statement, the supermarket chain said: “Following 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.

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

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The company added the rest of the store was not affected and remained open as normal.