While picking up a bag of spinach from your local grocery store is often the healthy choice to make, one Canadian woman is rethinking her choice of ever eating the leafy product again. A Canadian woman was in for an unpleasant surprise this week after reportedly discovering a dead mouse in her package of spinach. Purchased from her local No Frills in Calgary, the woman was shocked after spotting the intruder while attempting to make a bowl of salad.
Hayley Huskinson told CTV News that she recently had purchased a package of Dole's thoroughly washed baby spinach from the Elbow Drive Southwest No Frills last weekend.
She told CTV that after already consuming some of the spinach, she noticed something odd when she went to go make herself a salad on Tuesday night. After pulling out some of the spinach from the package she says she noticed something brown that didn't match the texture of the rest of her leafy salad. After further examination, Huskinson says she was shocked to discover that there was an entire dead mouse in her package of spinach.
Huskinson says that after making the shocking discovery, she contacted Dole about the issue, but she claims that Dole didn't seem concerned about the discovery and that a resolution wouldn't be reached for the next couple of months.
Huskinson states that she may take a break from the leafy substance for a while, telling CTV that "I always naively thought that buying something prewashed was good enough. I'm definitely rethinking that now."
However, this isn't the first time that a Canadian has reportedly discovered a dead rodent in their food, and the situation is actually more common than one would hope.
A few years ago, a Fredericton man made headlines after he discovered a dead mouse in the bottom of his McDonald's coffee cup.
After picking up his morning coffee from a local McDonald's, Ron Morais drank his entire cup of coffee before discovering the dead rodent that was lying at the bottom of his cup. After hearing of the news, McDonald's launched an investigation on the issue.
More recently, Narcity covered an incident where a customer allegedly discovered a dead rat in their soup and a popular Vancouver restaurant.
The rat was pulled out of a bowl of soup that was ordered at the popular Crab Park Chowdery in Vancouver.
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