Would you like a whole rat with your beans?
Everyone had their lunch? Right, well try not to refund it as we bring you the tale (or tail if you like) of the whole rat that was found dead in a catering-sized tin of beans earlier in the year in the UK.
A post mortem (no, really) reportedly showed that the beast had fallen into the tin at the factory and had become ‘entombed during tinning’. Mmmm, entombed bean rat...
Sadly, the identity of the offending baked bean manufacturer hasn’t been (bean?) revealed and the anonymous investigating local authority may take legal action against the company in the future.
The food scientist leading the inquiry said that the rat’s presence in the tin indicated “severe failings somewhere in the food production process.” Fucking hell mate – understatement of the year there.
This story presents us with the perfect opportunity to redirect you to our beloved ‘chicken in a can’ story. Two very different items – or are they...?