“There’s hardly any customers here now,” one customer said. “We come here every week and the car park [is] only [a] quarter full.”
MPI said it’s closely monitoring the company and is satisfied the supermarket is treating the problem with urgency.
Rats can contaminate foods, surfaces and should not be around food.
In a statement, Countdown/Woolworths said it has comprehensive pest management plans in all its stores – including Dunedin South – and is working closely with specialist pest control contractors.