Woman finds dead weasel in Asda salad

By Laurence Gibbons

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Finding a dead weasel in an Asda salad has put Rifit Asghar off prepared food
Finding a dead weasel in an Asda salad has put Rifit Asghar off prepared food

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Asda has been forced to apologise after a woman found a dead weasel in a salad purchased from the retailer.

Rifat Asghar was “horrified”​ to find a corpse that comprised of a furry leg and tail and an eye when eating a carrot and sweetcorn salad bought for her by a work colleague from an Asda store in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

She has since claimed to suffer trauma as a result of the incident, including night terrors involving mice coming out of her mouth.

An Asda spokeswomen said the retailer was “very sorry”​ that it had let Ms Asghar down.

‘Strict quality control’

“We would like to reassure our customers that we have strict quality control measures in place for our fresh produce, and since this incident arose in November last year, we have worked with our suppliers and growers to assess these measures and to understand how this could have happened,” ​she said.

Both Asghar and her colleague were offered a “gesture of goodwill” ​as means of an apology from Asda.

Asghar has reportedly turned down the offer and vowed never to eat prepared food again.

She has since avoided all supermarkets and made all her food herself.

Ham found in raspberry turnover

Meanwhile, a Morrisons consumer allegedly found a piece of ham and a hair in a raspberry turnover bought from one of its stores.

Kurt Harrison took to social network site Twitter to complain to the retailer after purchasing the item from its store in Preston.

Morrisons has since apologised for the incident and launched an investigation into the alleged contamination.

In November, a woman from Swansea found a swarm of flies in a baguette​ bought for her son from highstreet baker Greggs.  

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Food complaints

Posted by Phil Armstrong,

If you have a food complaint take it to your local Environmental health food safety team. The number is in the book under council. Taking it to the shop will be a fob off apology any a we will try to do better next time!. In my experience a good prosecution wakes them up!

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