A MUM of three says she will boycott Tesco after being sold a 10-day old pack of bacon.

Heidi James, 27, bought the boiling bacon at the supermarket’s Tower Park store at the weekend, but says the smell as she opened it up to cook a family meal almost made her sick.

Heidi, from Ferndown, said: “It stank. I realised by the disgusting smell that it wasn’t right. I am never shopping in Tesco again.

“It’s not just about the money. I’m so upset and mortified that my kids could have eaten this.”

Boiling bacon is a cheap and easy way of making sure her children, aged eight, four and two, eat healthily, she says, and feels the shop’s offer of compensation was not enough.

“At the end of the day, if I’d come home on a school day and been in a rush I might not have noticed and put it in the pot,” the Barns Road resident said.

“My kids could have eaten it and somebody could have died or been badly ill.

“I feel so sick that I brought this into my house.

“It’s just disgusting. They said it was just a misjudgement.”

In a statement, Tesco said: “We have strict processes in place to ensure out-of-date products are not sold in our stores.

“This is extremely rare and we have checked all stock and can reassure customers that all is in date.”

Miss James has now accepted a £30 voucher in compensation