I like toast and butter for breakfast, which is why I felt unwell when I read the story of Mr Forse who found a dead mouse in a loaf he had bought online through Tesco.
Mr Forse noticed something dark in colour in the corner of three or four slices of the loaf of bread. When he looked closer at the dark areas, he noticed fur. Mr Forse examined the loaf and found that there was a dead mouse embedded in the side of the loaf. He called the local environmental health office who immediately attended his home to collect the loaf of bread.
Mr Forse described feeling ill as a result of the incident describes being unable to eat anything following the incident. He explained that the tail of the mouse was missing and he wondered therefore whether it had fallen off prior to being wrapped or whether a member of his family had eaten it the previous day.
Premier foods who produced the loaf were fined £5,500 as a result of the incident. They admitted that they failed to maintain acceptable standards at their site in London. A spokes person for premier foods apologised to the distress caused by the incident and explained that the incident was isolated. A spokesperson from the local Council confirmed that Premier Foods took its obligations for health and hygiene seriously and had a well managed site.
I was glad to see that this was an isolated incident and that the bakery took its obligations seriously. Hopefully this will never happen again to anyone else.
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