Shopper Finds Dead Mouse In Her Packet Of Salad
A woman nearly bought more than she bargained for at a Perth supermarket, discovering a dead rodent inside a packet of spinach.
Sukhdeep Sandhu was shopping at a Spudshed supermarket in Jandakot, in the city's south, on Sunday morning when she noticed the animal inside her purchase.
"To my surprise when I picked up the bag I saw a dead mouse in the sealed packet," she wrote in a Facebook post.
"I talked to the store manager and got the whole lot removed from there. But I am still thinking that where is the quality check??? They are selling dead mice hidden in sealed packets......."
The store's staff were very apologetic, Sandhu told the Sydney Morning Herald, and she was offered a 10 percent discount on her shopping.
After posting her find to a public Facebook page, Sandhu also received an apology from the producer of the spinach, Supafresh Salads.
"We are a family business that have been growing and processing salads in WA for nearly 20 years," Troy Cukrov said in the message.
"We have every possibly inspection and prevention within our process. Our crops are grown in open fields. We have rodent traps throughout our farms. We have insect agitators on our harvesters. We have rodent traps throughout our factory. We double wash all of our salads."
Cukrov said the company does everything practically possible to ensure clean and fresh products hit supermarket shelves.
"This is the first time we have ever had a problem like this in a bag of our product in the millions and millions of bags we have supplied throughout Western Australia," he continued.
"I have failed in this case and for that we are truly and humbly sorry. I apologise unreservedly. I hope you all understand the challenges that we face in farming in nature and I plead with you to support us and understand."
Cuckrov welcomed anyone who wished to discuss the matter with him to send a private message.
10 daily has contacted Spudshed for comment.