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Dead Mouse In Oxford Man’s Loaf Of Hovis Bread: Photo

by | 27th, September 2010

THERE’S a dead mouse in a loaf of Hovis bread Stephen Forse, of Kidlington, Oxfordshire, bought in the Bicester branch of Tesco’s.

He’d already used a few slices of the loaf in his children’s sandwiches before he noticed the meaty treat.

In Oxford Crown Court, Premier Foods are fined £5,500 and ordered to pay £11,109.47 in costs. It admitted not maintaining acceptable standards at its British Bakeries site in London.

Says Mr Forse:

“[I notived] a dark-coloured object embedded in the corner of three or four slices. Initially I thought it was where the dough had not mixed properly prior to baking. As I looked closer I saw that the object had fur on it.”

And then the best line of 2010:

“I checked carefully each slice in turn as I felt quite shaken. As I was feeling ill I couldn’t face eating anything myself. I sat with the children as they ate theirs.”

The mouse was missing its tail. The local food safety officer told him so.

Says Forse:

“Her comments made me feel ill once again as there was no indication as to where the tail 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?”

Cheap protein all round!

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