Luke Allison-Gordon said his broccoli was covered in the maggots. He first spotted the creatures on July 10, after boiling his vegetables.
Allison-Gordon said he purchased the broccoli from Morrisons’ Gamston store, in Nottinghamshire.
‘Wouldn’t touch their fruit and vegetables again’
“There were about six in total,” Allison-Gordon told FoodManufacture.co.uk. “I would go back [to Morrisons] but I wouldn’t touch their fruit and vegetables again.”
In a post on the Morrisons Facebook page, Allison-Gordon suggested the maggots could “withstand boiling water”. The post also contained a video of the beasts crawling on the broccoli.
Here is Allison-Gordon’s Facebook post to Morrisons, showing his shock discovery.
A Morrisons spokesman told FoodManufacture.co.uk: “Incidents like this are extremely rare. We have apologised to the customer and are investigating the issue with our supplier.”
Despite the shock of finding a little extra with his broccoli, Allison-Gordon said he was satisfied with the Morrisons customer service.
Allison-Gordon said: “Morrisons have sent a voucher in the post. They have been quite good, to be honest.”
The news followed a series of recent unpleasant surprises for Morrisons customers, all of which were reported on the Morrisons Facebook Page.
On July 11, one woman complained of caterpillars in her cauliflower. See her Facebook post below.
Similarly, below shows the Facebook post from July 9 of one woman that reported a spider came included in her Morrisons rack of pork ribs.
- ‘Incidents like this are extremely rare. We have apologised to the customer and are investigating the issue with our supplier.’