Uproar as Asda quit selling loose fruit and veg

Customers have pointed out it may lead to increased food waste

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Asda to stop selling loose fruit and veg

Asda has stopped selling loose fruit and veg - sparking outrage among many customers.

The supermarket chain has stopped selling potatoes, carrots, apples and other items loose by weight, the Bristol Post reports.

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Instead, it is selling pre-weighed packs of fruit and veg with barcodes.

Some shopping vigilantes at the Asda store in Bedminster have apparently taken matters into their own hands, ripping open packs and trying to pay for just a few items at checkouts.

One Bristol shopper said: "It's not even about the money (although for some it will be) but think of the food waste.

Uproar as Asda quit selling loose fruit and veg

The move has sparked outrage among some customers

"Also think of a poor granny having to carry 1k of carrots and 1k of potatoes home when she's cooking a stew for one!"

Another disgruntled customer as Asda Bedminster said: "I've just had to buy 16 carrots when I wanted four.

"It's going to be a nightmare for pensioners, singletons and even couples. But also huge repercussions when it comes to food waste.

Asda stop selling loose fruit

It is not clear whether the move affects Asda stores across the UK

"The lady on the check out said loads of people have been complaining."

It is not clear whether the move affects Asda stores across the UK, but one Twitter user posted about the issue yesterday.

They wrote: "Yo Asda colne. Where's all your loose fruit and veg gone? I don't want a bag of carrots."

Mirror Online has contacted Asda for comment.

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