Daily Mail readers across the country were presumably dusting off their lunchboxes on Monday morning after the paper informed them of what really happens in sandwich factories.
In a two-page picture spread across pages 22 and 23, which was re-produced as a splash online, a series of photos showed workers at a factory that produces lunches for a number of high-street stores.
And they were migrant workers.
And they had bare hands.
Despite there being no laws on the compulsory wearing of gloves, a multitude of other hygiene paraphernalia on display and a reasonable excuse for the bare hands (it makes it easier to feel for foreign objects), Daily Mail readers were having none of it.
— CHRIS HARRISON (@ChrisHaHarr) June 8, 2015
They were outraged...
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To clarify, The Society Of Food Hygiene And Technology recommend certain times such as when handling cooked meats when gloves should be worn but it is not a legal requirement.
Reaction elsewhere was decidedly different...
#DailyMail "MIGRANTS ARE MAKING YOUR SANDWICHES WITH BARE HANDS" "article" is basically "Migrants are dirty" - absolute and utter racism.— Vittoria (@Vitt2tsnoc) June 8, 2015
I'm glad the Daily Mail has informed us all of how "migrant workers use their BARE hands" to churn out our lunchtime sandwiches......— Faria Khan (@Faria_Khan_) June 8, 2015
Daily mail outrage 'foreigners making our sandwiches with bare hands' because you know, foreigners, must be dirty. ffs— HappyToast (@IamHappyToast) June 8, 2015
The Daily Mail's top story is about sandwiches.
They are made by MIGRANTS!
With their BARE HANDS!
It's amazing we are not all dead.— Louise Jack (@xloubellxx) June 8, 2015
Today's charmingly racist Daily Mail headline: Migrant workers use their bare hands to make ready meal sandwiches. Ug. The disgusting other.— Alistair Brown (@alibrown18) June 8, 2015