Woman eats dead 'rodent' in Tesco sandwich

By Lorraine Mullaney

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Rodent shock: 'Nobody seemed to know what was happening,' when Katie Crabtree complained about finding 'a hairy creature' in her Tesco sandwich
Rodent shock: 'Nobody seemed to know what was happening,' when Katie Crabtree complained about finding 'a hairy creature' in her Tesco sandwich
A 31-year-old woman ate part of “a hairy creature that appeared to be a dead rodent” in a sandwich she bought in Tesco.

Katie Crabtree bought the pre-packed chicken, bacon and lettuce sandwich at the Stockport branch of the supermarket chain.

She had already bitten into the food and swallowed part of the creature before recognising its presence in the remainder of the sandwich.

A Tesco spokesman told FoodManufacture.co.uk: “We take any case of this kind very seriously.”

However, Crabtree has accused the supermarket chain of trying to ignore her.

'Nobody seemed to know'

When she failed to receive a response to her initial complaint, made both to the store and to head office, Crabtree reportedly had to contact the retailer several times. “Nobody seemed to know what was happening,” ​she claimed.

Finally, she said, Tesco sent her a letter of apology promising to investigate the matter. It also enclosed a £10 voucher.

Tesco said: “We have apologised to our customer and we are urgently investigating this matter with our supplier.”

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2 comments

woman eats rodent in sandwich

Posted by Tracey,

I found blue plastic sacking in an Asda gingerbread man.

I had bought from the instore bakery in Bilton, Hull for my son. Luckily for him, I took first bite and found the foreign object. Asda apologised but only offered me the cost of the biscuit and a replacement biscuit.

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Woman eats rodent in sandwich

Posted by Kristen,

I don't think Tesco cares much about its customers.

I have found a strand of hair in a chilled shepard's pie and, recently, a cherry bake well tart.

But I was told it would investigate. This sort of thing should not happen. I think Tesco around the country should have a serious health and safety inspection.

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