A Tesco customer was “disgusted” to tuck into her roast chicken and find it was “luminous green bleach” inside.

Mum, Kelly Smith, 33, from Yateley, Hampshire, took to social media to warn others on Monday March 2, posting photos of her green chicken with the caption: “Everyone be careful eating chicken from Tesco! I’ve just cooked this and when I cut into it, I found this! It’s bright green and looks like a chemical in the meat!

Kelly’s post sparked disgust among social media users.

Beckie Kirk replied: “That’s enough to put anyone off cooking a chicken or even eating it.”

Kelly purchased the boiler bread chicken on Tesco’s online website.

She told the Gazette: “It’s something you don’t expect. It’s disgusting and is the strangest thing I’ve ever seen. I stopped everyone from eating it, I thought it was contaminated. I literally threw everything away and didn’t want to risk the other children from eating it. I was nearly physically sick.”

The mum spent £3.70 on the chicken and was given a refund in her local Tesco express store.

Tesco requested copies of the packaging, receipts and the green meat for further investigation.

“I didn’t expect [my case] to be so dismissed. It wasn’t the guy in the shop’s fault when I returned the chicken, but I was stunned when he way like here’s your £3.70 back. For Tesco to say they provide the highest quality, they obviously don’t.

“How I eat in general has completely changed. I would never buy boiler bread chicken again,” Kelly added.

The Gazette has reached out to Tesco for comment.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We were sorry to hear about this. We have very high standards for all of our food. We would ask the customer to return the product to her nearest large store so we can arrange a full refund and investigate this.”