Monday, September 27, 2010

Man Finds Dead Mouse in Loaf of Bread

Stephen Forse, a British father of two, purchased a loaf of bread online. He had already ate some of the bread the day before, but as he was about to prepare sandwiches for his daughter he noticed an object covered in fur — and says one of his family may have accidentally eaten the tail.
"I noticed a dark colored object embedded in the corner of three or four slices," he said. "Initially I thought it was where the dough had not mixed properly prior to baking. As I looked closer I saw that the object had fur on it. I continued to prepare some sandwiches for the children from another loaf of bread that was in the fridge, checking carefully each slice in turn as I still felt quite shaken. As I was feeling ill I couldn't face eating anything myself. I sat with the children as they ate theirs. My six-year-old daughter actually commented at one point 'why aren't you eating anything daddy?' to which I just replied that I wasn't hungry." Council officers noted that the mouse did not have a tail. Mr Forse added: “Her comments made me feel ill once again as there was no indication as to where the tail was. Had it fallen off prior to the bread being wrapped or had any of my family eaten it with another slice of bread on a previous day?"
The bread company admitted to having failed to maintain acceptable standards and was fined £5,500 ($7,927) and ordered to pay £11,109.47 ($17,611) in court costs.

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