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Woman Finds Mouse Head in Frozen Green Beans

How's this for a Halloween fright? A woman in Auckland, New Zealand, was opening a package of Heinz-Watties "choice cut" frozen green beans when she came across a strange-looking foreign object. The unidentified frozen object in question was a shrunken mouse's head.

"I thought it was a little husk or something so I took it out of the microwave and pulled it out. It had eyes looking back at me," said Jacquie Lewis, the surprised recipient. If she hadn't stopped to take a closer look at the one-centimeter-wide object, she could have eaten it. She described the experience as "incredibly nauseating. I thought, 'If this is your head, where exactly is the rest of you?'"

Heinz-Watties explained that wildlife can get into its food products from time to time, but the thought of this happening to someone still makes me shudder. Have you ever found something in your store-bought products that shouldn't have been there?


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hardcorecupcakex hardcorecupcakex 8 years
I'll shall also keep in mind never to buy Heinz-Watties frozen vegetables(if I ever move to New Zealand)
hardcorecupcakex hardcorecupcakex 8 years
That's just sick but also it has to make you wonder if things like that can get into out food how well is the food looked at.I agree with 4blankwalls and RosaDilia.
happykat happykat 8 years
that's appalling! my sister found a pretty big pencil lead in a wiener once! and i know of someone else who had a dead rat baked into a loaf of bread. disgusting.
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 8 years
When I was making soup from a box once, I found a spider, dead, in the box. Not a little one, but one at least 2 inches in diameter... I never bought the soup from Campbell's boxes again.
FactCheckinCuz FactCheckinCuz 8 years
a couple years ago my roomate was creasking eggs and suddenly stopped and said, 'oh god, gross.' i went over to see what happened and he advised me not to look in the garbage. i didn't. this guy works in surgery all day on hearts and other organs so i figured that if he told me it was gross, it most likely was pretty bad. it was a chicken fetus. also, i worked at a coffeehouse and another employee was emptying a can of lentis (ItalPasta brand) and found this long hardened worm. last instance, growing up we had a large garden (everything from corn to cantaloupe). my parents grew broccoli. my dad had started to eat his broccoli and asked my mom if she put rosemary on the vegetable. she said, 'no.' let me tell you, they never grew broccoli again. apparntly it was prone to worms in our region.
Ladytron7000 Ladytron7000 8 years
I had a long fingernail tip, neatly clipped, in my yogurt once. They gave me a case of yogurt when I called. Grasshoppers jump. Mice scurry. Is it crazy to think that sometimes, they might be hiding in a garden or a farm and carried in with the vegeatables, and somebody might not see them? I don't want to pay somebody to inspect every bag. They check some, and that's it. Food should come from a garden, not a lab. Worms are better than MSG.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
that is one of the nastiest things I've ever heard! my mom told me that one of her coworkers was having ice cream with her daughter that had big nuts in it. the daughter chewed into an especially crunchy nut that turned out to be a grasshopper! ew!
amers230 amers230 8 years
i've never found anything in my food, but there was a whole mouse (dead) in a bag of dog food we bought a few years ago. my mom couldn't figure out why the dogs weren't eating and when she looked in their bowl, there was the mouse in all it's glory. she didn't do anything since she said "they would just say it wasn't from the food bag" but we've never had mice in our house, nor have any of our neighbors. dogs didn't seem to be bothered by it once we threw it away though :)
sushibananas sushibananas 8 years
So I'm a total dork - when I first read this, I read it as "shrunken moose head." Which, when you think about it is a lot funnier and a tad more interesting!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I found a whole grasshopper in a bag of fresh spinach once. It was kind of gross, but I took the bag back to the store and showed it to them. They immediately gave me my money back plus they gave me a new bag of spinach. It wasn't enough to make me not buy spinach ever again, but I am a lot more careful now!
Marci Marci 8 years
I got a cigarette butt in an omelet I had a diner. They acted like 'whatever' and didn't even offer me something else - not that I would've eaten another thing in that place.
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 8 years
baybelle baybelle 8 years
I was about to get a bit of lunch, but I think I'll pass now.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
That is so nasty! Ew!! I'm going to be paying extra attention to my frozen fruits now.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
We found 3 chunks of metal in the ice cream cake we bought for my boss' birthday last year. We found them when he bit into one. I still think I'd rather find metal than a mouse head. I've never heard of that brand of frozen veggies, but I certainly wouldn't buy any after hearing that.
Vegrandis Vegrandis 8 years
I'm from Auckland, New Zealand and I always buy my veggies fresh since hearing this story!!! :O There was also a news report about a WHOLE frozen mouse found in one of those frozen mircowave meals... too disgusting to imagine!!
iamangiepooh iamangiepooh 8 years
This is really disgusting. I would totally freak out if I saw that. I can't think of anything I've found in my food off the top of my head, but these comments are grossing me out!!!
Te-Rang Te-Rang 8 years
OMG! That's disgusting! Not to buy any of their products AGAIN, EVER!
Princess-Peach Princess-Peach 8 years
Eww, that's disgusting ! I found a big dead fly in my salad once. Yuk !
bealotus bealotus 8 years
oh so gross!!!!!
yaksmilk yaksmilk 8 years
There's really no way to prevent this from happening 100% of the time. People should not get so excited about it. I guarantee you animals and insects are present in your food chain right now. Just be more careful when you check your food.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
LOL at "choice cut," Jude C! I would be so horrified if that happened to me. The worst I've ever found was a giant beetle that crawled out of some raspberries I was eating when I was a kid. I still am super careful about checking berries.
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
Thankfully nothing more than an occasional tiny bug in cornmeal which isn't an uncommon thing for cornmeal.
ayyeung18 ayyeung18 8 years
I've gotten a bit of a bug in a drink once, and that's put me off canned Thai iced tea since. If I found a HEAD in my bag of veggies, I would've taken the head and sent it back to the company. It's disgusting, and unacceptable. How could they let an head get into their product??? Personally, I think there's no excuses for that.
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