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donny48 | 09:27 Wed 06th Mar 2019 | Food & Drink
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I have had 4pt.containers of milk that seem ok in the shop and ok when put in the fridge that later start leaking and flooding the fridge. They appear to start leaking after they are opened for the first time, this has happened at least 4 times.
The Tesco customer service cannot be faulted with instant refunds for cost of milk and inconvenience but I am wondering am I seriously unlucky or have any others had this problem ?

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not with tescos milk, but had them leak through anti tampering seal when left on their on side, always store upright now.
Are they on their side in the fridge, or upright in the door?
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Upright in the door, the leaks seem to be on the base. the milk is opened then returned to the fridge. The leak is not immediately apparent but when you return it's a mess.
that sounds strange and unusual Donny maybe manufacturing fault or damage in transport bay or storage in tesco from loading bay to shelf
I buy the 6 pint bottles and have never had a problem with Tesco's milk and I've been buying it for years.
Has anything changed, donny - got a new fridge or perhaps banged the door rack?
It may come from Welsh farms.
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Nothing has changed at my end, my answer to the problem will be to not buy Tesco milk.
Maybe buying a different size carton may solve your problem Donny.
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I have examined these leaks and I find there to be an inward facing crease on the bottle. I think what may happen is that with the release of pressure during the act of pouring then this crease flexs and causes a leak. I am a retired engineer and have had similar problems with food packaging. I posed the question to see if the problem was widespread.
I know tesco have a variety of milks.. Can we be a bit more precise which exact bottle are you picking up?

^ to your last response... My first guess would be how flimsy is the plastic? Some of tesco milk bottles are rather durable and others the handle folds as you pour milk.
I wouldn't say the problem is widespread but i've experienced this before. I was shocked because my milk was standing up right. The bottle i had was a 4pt light green top but the handle folds as you pour the milk due to the weight. I'm pretty sure this caused a small pool of milk in my fridge door
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Blue top mik container. All of these containers are made down to a price rather than up to a standard but cleaning out a fridge after best part of 4pts has leaked is a pain.
And smelly if you don't catch on for a day
ok Donny at least problem solved, I think manufacturers are trying to use minimum thickness plastic on containers as a cost saving
They should go back to glass bottles IMO. Too much plastic these days is there not enough glass?
I don't like glass for milk. the bottles stored in the fridge get cold and slippery which is not safe, also it adds to the weight of the product.

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