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Dead Frog Discovered in Diet Pepsi Can

How did a dead frog find its way into a Pepsi can? That's the seminal question at the center of the latest food safety gross-out. Fred and Amy DeNegri, a retired couple from Florida claim they discovered a dead frog in a Pepsi can, and have plans to take legal action.

Fred DeNegri took a sip of a newly opened Diet Pepsi and started gagging. DeNegri emptied the can in his sink, but could tell that a heavy weight remained inside. He shook it until something resembling "pink linguine" slid out, followed by "dark stuff," his wife said. They took pictures and called authorities. It wasn't until the sample went into lab testing that the larger object was identified as a frog or a toad "lacking internal organs," according to the FDA report, which could not conclude whether or not the frog was there before the can had been opened. The FDA conducted an investigation of the Orlando, FL, bottling plant, and found everything in normal condition.

On a recent CNN show, two correspondents discussed the controversy, insinuating that the situation could be a hoax, or even planted by competitor Coke. I'm repulsed by the situation — how could such a large animal find its way into an aluminum soda can? Do you feel for the traumatized couple, or do you see this as another finger-in-the-chili fabrication?

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Maelani Maelani 7 years
On 9.8.09 14 employees at UCSF discovered a dead frog in an Arrowhead 3 gallon sealed drinking bottle water. The FDA still has not investigated the problem. They said they will visit next week to test the bottled water. IN the interim, we have 3 sick employee who drank out of three bottles that contain the same lot number as the frog bottle. Directory of Health at Nestles awaiting the Local FDA's response. Maelani
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
That is pretty gnarly. But it isn't just pepsi. I found a huge ant in a can of corn the other day. Granted I didn't kick up a fuss and just boiled the corn.
kellylouise kellylouise 7 years
Damn, that's nasty. Good thing I don't drink diet pepsi- it gives me a horrible migraine.. ugh.
sassbidefan89 sassbidefan89 7 years
if thats true, thats beyond disgusting
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Sounds like a lie to me. I know the economy has really hit some people hard but come on. Don't plant a small frog in a soda can for money.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
Sounds like a hoax. Please keep us posted!
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I call bull(frog)shit.
Sherellj Sherellj 7 years
I feel for you Gary and Lucy I would be upset as well...But a FROG! Yuck that is disgusting I wouldn't know what I would do
hanmeng hanmeng 7 years
That is so cool! Like a prize in a Cracker Jack box. I don't drink soft drinks or eat Cracker Jacks, though
jessie jessie 7 years bet there is more to the story that we don't know. but ewww..
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Ugh, that's gross. I could see it happening; a frog getting into the bottling plant. If it happened to me, I don't know if I'd sue or not. I probably wouldn't, actually. As long as they promised me free Diet Pepsi for life. Free Diet Pepsi for life would probably break my Diet Coke loyalty, lol.
lisabarn lisabarn 7 years
omg this cracked me up: But the DeNegris say they're hopping mad over Pepsi's handling of the matter.
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