Lev Bely, 10.04.2013 22:21
Stuart Curtis, 38-year-old father of three children of Carlisle, UK, was very surprised to find a live moth flying inside a sealed bag of spinach.
“I went into Sainsbury’s on Tuesday to stock up after the bank holiday,” Curtis told the News & Star. “We were unpacking it and my partner spotted a live moth in the spinach. I took it straight back to customer services, who gave me a refund — and stamped my receipt with ‘insect’.”
Stuart said he understands that these things can happen, but is astounded that nobody noticed the one-inch moth flying about in the bag.
He added: “What annoys me most, is that customer services told me somebody would call me and I have not yet heard from them — it’s like they don’t take me seriously.”
“Maybe I’m clutching at straws, but it seems they don’t see how potentially dangerous it could be.”
Stuart said he was particularly concerned that any bugs the moth may have had could have spread into the spinach and been ingested by his three-year-old daughter or twin one-year-old boys.
“Maybe this happens 20 times a day,” he added, “but I’ve never experienced it before.”
“I might not have acted quite so Victor Meldrew about it if someone had had the decency to call me back.”
A spokeswoman for Sainsbury’s said: “Incidents like this are extremely rare as we have the highest standards.”
“We are investigating this and would like to apologise to Mr Curtis for the inconvenience caused.”
News & Star, http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
Photo: Stuart Curtis revising spinach, http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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