If you've ever eaten some sort of fresh produce, there's a chance you've found a bug trapped inside with the food. It's not really that uncommon, of course the produce goes through a washing sequence before landing in the grocery store, but sometimes a tiny little bug might make its way through all the inspections.
It's harder to explain the appearance of something a bit bigger than that, and even harder to explain how it would still be alive in the package.
Well, that's what one Montrealer is wondering right now, after she found a live frog in her package of spinach Tuesday morning.
TL;DR A Montrealer was shocked to find a living frog in her Fresh Attitude pre-packaged spinach on Tuesday morning. She returned the product to Super C, who immediately cleared the shelves of any remaining product. The distributor, Vegro International, says they'll be compensating the woman. More details below.
The frog was discovered while the woman was preparing her meals for the day. She happened to be making an omelette when she went to open up the plastic container of Fresh Attitude brand spinach.
The woman got the shock of her life when she discovered that the spinach wasn't the only green thing in the package, but nestled next to the pre-packaged produce was a living frog.
The spinach was purchased on March 11 at the Super C in Boucherville, which is close to the Costco the Montrealer works at. She says she returned the package following a complaint to the store.
Immediately all of the remaining products were removed from store shelves. It sounds like there was a possibility that other packages were also invaded by tiny, living frogs.
Metro Inc., which operates the Super C stores, released their official statement yesterday as well, explaining that the situation is very rare but isn't a food safety problem. They added that the important thing is to notify the supplier of these issues.
The unlucky woman who was the one to find the frog in her spinach says she has no plans of purchasing Attitude brand products again, and is also worried for her own health as she happened to eat some of the spinach before finding the frog at the bottom of the container.
Vegro International, the distributer of the spinach, reassures the public that they use state of the art equipment to clean their produce and package product. That still leaves the question of how a frog made it through countless inspections and managed to make it into the container alive.
Vegro International also plans on compensating the woman for her unforgettable experience. In case you were wondering what the fate of the frog was going to be, well, the Montreal woman has decided to keep it.
Have you ever found any critters or pests in your store bought food? Let us know!