Wed, 27 Feb, 2019
“Absolutely disgusting”: Queensland mother's nasty surprise in Coles chicken
A Brisbane boy bit into a chicken thigh from Coles to find he was chewing on a spider, his mother has claimed.
Fiona McKinnon shared that she bought the RSPCA Approved Chicken Thigh Fillet from Coles’s Browns Plains store last week, which she then cooked and served.
“While we were eating, my son found part of a SPIDER tucked in on the underside of one of his fillets,” McKinnon wrote on a post on the supermarket’s Facebook page.
“Sure enough to say, my boy was put off his meal completely and I will be inspecting every piece of meat I buy from now on! Absolutely disgusting!”
She said the spider could not have come from anywhere else, as her other meals were free from contaminations. “It must have been tucked in there good as I did not notice it at all during the cooking process!”
In her post, McKinnon included a number of pictures showing parts of the spider’s legs sticking onto the cooked chicken.
A Coles spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo7 News that the company had been in touch with McKinnon.
“Coles takes the quality of all our products seriously and has spoken to the customer to follow up their complaint,” the supermarket said in a statement.
“As always we encourage customers to return any item they’re not 100 per cent happy with to their nearest store for a full refund or replacement.”
In a public response to McKinnon’s post, Coles said it would follow up with its National Quality Team for quality controls.
This is one of the latest cases of customers finding crawlers in their groceries. Earlier this month, a Sydney grandmother found a redback spider hiding in the packaging of her ALDI grapes. Last year, a Brisbane man noticed the venomous crawler on the broccoli he bought from Coles.
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