A family in the United Kingdom received a shocking discovery this weekend when they sat down to make sandwiches for their kids.
According to published reports, father Stephen Forse found a dead mouse in a loaf of bread he was using to make sandwiches for his children.
Forse, who said he had already used some of the bread when he noticed ‘a dark-colored object embedded in the corner of three or four slices’, states that upon the discovery he notified his local environmental health agency.
As if finding a mouse in the bread wasn’t bad enough, Forse states that the situation became even more disgusting after the environmental agent discovered that the mouse was missing its tail.
“Her comments made me feel ill once again as there was no indication as to where the tail was,” Mr. Forse told the UK Daily Mail “ My question was, ‘Had it fallen off prior to the bread being wrapped or had any of my family eaten it with another slice of bread on a previous day?’ I instantly became ill.”
The bread company, Manufacturer Premier Foods, was fined $8700 and ordered to pay more than $17,000 in costs for failing to maintain acceptable standards at their site in Mitcham, South London.
A spokesman for Premier Foods issued this statement saying:
‘We apologize profusely for the distress caused as a result of this isolated incident.”