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Dunedin Countdown rats saga continues…


Remember in Feb when rats were found in Countdown Dunedin? We have an update… there are more rats 🐀🐀

It’s been five weeks since Countdown Dunedin closed its doors thanks to a rodent infestation.

In that time 24 rats were caught.

Now it’s reopened and TWO MORE RATS have been found. Not confirmed if they were in the cheese fridges or not. I like to imagine they were. A Food Compliance Officer continues to visit Countdown Dunedin South and monitor pest-control activities, which was being managed by Woolworths.

“It’s important to note that, given the size and nature of supermarkets, rodents can enter and leave them from time to time,” the spokesperson said.

Woolworths New Zealand director of stores Jason Stockill said the small number of rats captured in Countdown Dunedin South since the store reopened showed its pest management plan and processes were working as they should be.

“Pest management is a critical part of operating a food business and we take our responsibilities in this space very seriously,” he said.

“We’re continuing to work closely with Rentokil and New Zealand Food Safety across the country.”

This article is republished courtesy of NZME