The video, uploaded to Instagram by Anthony Mitson, shows two rats running along a basket of unpackaged croissants in a Sainsbury’s on Essex Road, Islington. Mr Mitson managed to film the rats scurrying around the uncovered basket before disappearing behind the milk fridge.
Since it was posted yesterday, the video has been shared widely online and shoppers are vowing never to buy loose goods again.
One wrote: “Omg I am never getting fresh bakery stuff again.”
Another agreed: “Omg!!! I’m never having unpacked croissants again.”
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A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “Safety and hygiene is the most important thing to us and we are very sorry for this experience.
“We are taking immediate action to clean our Essex Road store and pest control have been called.
“We apologise to our customers who can be reassured we will do everything we can to ensure the problem is fixed as soon as possible.”