An Asda customer found a rat head in a bag of frozen spinach according to Mail Online. Terri Powis, 33, purchased the bag of spinach at a store in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. When she went to boil the bag, she noticed something different. At first, Powis had no idea what was in her spinach, but she soon realized it was a dead rat.
— ITV News London (@itvlondon) February 17, 2015
“It didn’t even cross my mind that it was the head of a rat. I was poking around with it because I didn’t know what it was. I was gobsmacked when I realized what it was – it was horrible. It was very fresh and really pink. It was a bit squashed but intact and must have been frozen soon after being severed,” she said.
The Asda rat spinach wasn’t a joke, but Powis said that she wasn’t taken seriously when she called to complain last month. Thankfully Powis didn’t eat the spinach, so she didn’t fall ill. However, making such a discovery is quite serious, and Powis felt as though the situation should have been handled differently, perhaps with a bit more urgency.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 17, 2015
“The way they handled it was like it happened every day. They said sorry but it was just a ‘yeah, bring it back to the store.’ I felt it should have been dealt with more seriously,” she said.
According to the Mirror, Asda released a statement about the incident, apologizing to Powis, and confirming that there was an investigation going on.
“We’d like to apologize for any upset caused to Ms Powis, and we will work closely with the local authorities whilst they conduct their investigation,” a spokesperson said.
Perhaps the Asda rat spinach wasn’t the absolute worst thing that could have happened to Powis, especially because she found it before cooking and eating the spinach for dinner. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a customer at a Golden Corral in Florida found a rat head in a bowl of chili back in the fall… and he didn’t realize what he was eating until he took an unusual crunchy bite.
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