Coles supermarket shopper raises questions over ‘diced wallaby’ for sale: ‘That just does not work for me’
- Shopper outraged over shocking find at Coles
- The customer found meat in the plant-based section
- Coles says plant-based meat is stored where there is space
A Coles shopper was left seething after she found animal meat products in a vegan section of the store.
While browsing through the plant-based section to buy her groceries, she came across wallaby meat being stored in the same area, including ‘diced wallaby’, ‘wallaby shanks’ and ‘wallaby sausages’.
The woman shared an image to social media as she unleashed about the ordeal.
‘I was looking for a plant burger in the plant-based food section at Coles,’ she wrote.
‘I noticed the bloody wallaby parts just before I picked up a packet.’
The customer said she would not shop at any Coles store until the meat was removed from the section.
‘Not buying anything from that or any other Coles until they work out kangaroos and wallabies are not plants,’ she said.
‘That just does not work for me.’
The woman called for a separate space for plant-based meat.
A shopper was left outraged after she found Wallaby meat in the frozen plant-based section at a Coles store while she was doing her shopping
The woman was shopping for a vegan burger in the plant-based section of the store when she came across the meat products stocked in the same area
A Coles spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that wallaby meat is sold in some stores only.
‘Coles has sold wallaby meat in a range of products for a number of years now. Wallaby products are available in selected Victorian and Tasmanian stores,’ they said.
Coles said it stocks plant-based products in refrigerated sections across different parts of its stores, depending on the space available.
Susan Metcalfe said she wouldn’t shop at Coles until the plant-based food is stored separately
The supermarket giant said plant-based meat products are offered for those who don’t want to eat regular meat but still want to enjoy meat items that are similar.
It’s believed the wallaby meat is sourced by Tasmanian meat producers Lenah Game Meats.
According to the company’s website, the wallaby meat cuts are ‘popular amongst diners from Cairns to Hobart’.
The company boasts the meat is on the menus of ‘award-winning hotels and resorts across the country’.