as dead bird is found in salad at Burnham's Tesco store
has promised a full investigation will take place after a shopper
found a dead bird in a prepared salad he bought from the Burnham-On-Sea
store earlier this week.
Paul Streeter from Weare said his girlfriend became sick after
the carcass of the bird was discovered in a baby leaf and rocket
salad that was bought at Tesco's supermarket in Love Lane on Saturday.
He told the BBC: "I couldn't believe my eyes. It was horrific.
She was seconds away from eating it."
Streeter said he came home to prepare a meal of pizza and salad
for his girlfriend and children.
He emptied the salad into a bowl and presented it to his family
at the dinner table before returning to the kitchen.
"Suddenly my girlfriend shrieked and couldn't believe what
she'd found on her plate. She had ladled the salad onto her plate
and thought she was cutting into one of the dark leaves and what
she found was a dead bird," he said.
didn't know what to think. I was concerned about the health of
my family as they had eaten some of the salad."
He described the bird as "decomposed and skeletal".
A Tesco spokesperson told Burnham-On-Sea.com in a statement:
"We take matters of this kind extremely seriously and are
very disappointed to learn of this incident."
"Ensuring our food is of the highest quality is extremely
important to us and we and our suppliers have robust systems in
place to prevent foreign objects getting into products. We are
in contact with the customer and have apologised."