Frozen chickens security tagged to deter shoplifters
When even the cheapest chickens are security tagged to stop shoplifters stealing them then we really must be in an economic trough. This news in the same week that Gordon Brown tells us that Brits must stop wasting food and supermarkets to cut down on BOGOFs (buy one get one free) offers.
Frozen chickens are being security tagged by a supermarket in a bid to halt thefts amid the country's credit crisis.
The birds, which are the centrepiece of the British Sunday lunch, have been alarmed with the security devices usually reserved for expensive booze and high-value clothing.
Sainsbury's is believed to have taken the move after seeing a rise in shoplifting of the chickens - both the top-of-the-range organic birds at £8 and the cheap £2 chickens.