Bitterwallet reader finds "excrement" in Hovis loaf
Last week we told you how avid Bitterwallet reader Caroline Cockburn had happened upon a gem stone inside a tin of Branston Baked Beans:
The Branston range of foods is manufactured by Premier Foods; we contacted them about Caroline's unexpected find, and were told we'd hear back from their PR agency, Cirkle PR. So far, we've heard nothing - obviously the possibility of a major health and safety issue didn't concern anyone too much.
Today we've heard from another Bitterwallet reader, Darren Goulston, and another allegedly serious problem with another Premier Foods product - Hovis:
"My wife purchased a medium loaf of Hovis Soft in Tesco Express West Dulwich for our dinner. As I was about to bite into my third slice a small black object fell off the corner of it.
"It looked like a rat dropping, but I could not be too sure. So I abandoned my dinner as I had lost my appetite and checked the loaf of bread only to find a larger item - it appears to be some kind of excrement, It is too big for a mouse or rat, but I have no idea what it is.
"I am still in shock and feel physically sick. I have bagged the loaf as in the picture in a food bag to store it."
Tasty. We've contacted Premier Food representatives again to ascertain what is happening here - the fact that two of our own readers have claimed to find foreign objects in food manufactured by the same company is more than a little concerning.