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Supermarkets put security tags on cheese blocks as stores tackle shoplifting amid soaring food costs
Supermarkets have been spotted adding security tags to basic food items like cheese, as the cost of living crisis sees pricing spiralling.
Britons took to social media to share pictures of tags more commonly used on bottles of alcohol attached to £3.99 blocks of Aldi cheddar.
Security warnings were also seen on £8 lamb chops in a Co-op store in Wolverhampton amid the cost of living crisis, and supermarkets have also been putting tags on baby milk cartons.
It comes as Britain’s largest dairy producer has warned grocery prices will continue to rise after customers saw Lurpak butter selling for more than £9 a pack.
One social media user posted a photograph of a 1kg tub selling for £9.35 and Ocado is selling it in this size online for £9, while Sainsbury’s online and in store list a 750g tub for £7.25.
The country faces the worst inflation in 40 years, climbing 9.1 per cent in the 12 months to May, the highest since at least February 1982 when it reached 10.2 per cent.
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