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Shopper’s shock at weevil-filled pasta
6:00pm Monday 4th November 2013 in New Forest News
A RINGWOOD woman says she found black bugs crawling inside a packet of pasta she bought from Tesco in Salisbury.
Mary Randall, 60, made the revolting discovery on Saturday after buying the bag of fusilli and says she has no idea how the infestation of weevil bugs got into the 500g bag of Cook Italian pasta.
She said: “The whole packet of pasta was alive with hundreds of horrible black bugs crawling around.
“I have no idea how they got inside, but it really makes my skin crawl.”
Mary will be complaining to Tesco, but said she is not well enough to return the packet of pasta herself to the Salisbury store.
The ME sufferer said she is concerned other packets of pasta could also contain the creatures.
A Tesco spokesperson said: “As soon as the item is returned to the store we’ll conduct a thorough investigation with the supplier and will, of course, keep the customer updated with the findings.”
A spokesman for Cook Italian, the company which makes the pasta, said: “Our key desire is to reassure your readers that all our products are made to very high quality standards, so they should not be concerned that this is normal.
“Equally, though, we all have to accept that natural products attract natural issues from time to time but, that said, our processes are set up to eradicate all issues which are within our control to do so.”
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