Dead bird found in Countdown salad
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 1:57p.m.
By 3 News online staff
A Dunedin woman has found a dead bird inside a Countdown supermarket salad mix, prompting an investigation by the chain.
The 10cm bird was found intact inside a 300g Fresh Zone value family mix salad.
The woman, who chose not to be named, says the family ate from the salad for three days before making the discovery.
"We bought the packed salad on Sunday, and had already eaten some for tea on Monday night,” she told 3 News.
"Unfortunately we didn't find out about the dead bird until my husband poured it out onto his plate on Wednesday night.”
The Andersons Bay Rd Countdown has apologised and given the woman a $50 store voucher.
A spokesperson for the supermarket chain told 3 News they do not package their salads in-store and are currently contacting their suppliers.
The investigation is expected to take up to two weeks.
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5/09/2012 9:40:44 a.m.
margaret dakin wrote:
i feel so sorry for those people in christchurch who r still waiting to be paid out for there insurance they have paid there dues so pay them so the poor buggars can get on with there lives they r more important than trying to put the town bak together i really feel for them all come on brownlee what if that was u in that situation think of the people they r more important not concrete or rock
4/09/2012 11:54:59 p.m.
lars hofstedt wrote:
makes me not a bit amased just what you can xpect
4/09/2012 5:54:03 p.m.
1/09/2012 5:53:10 a.m.
Say only 1 regular customer for each countdown supermarket spending a mere $100/visit now stops going.
Now refer http://www.progressive.co.nz/our-company/progressive-enterprises to see they have 160 Countdown brand supermarkets. Lets forget about Fresh Choice & SuperValue who they also own.
Using these incredibly conservative numbers, the loss of revenue per annum to Progressive Enterprises due to this incident =$100/week x 52 weeks/year x 160 stores = NZ$832,000. My gut feel tells me the real figure per annum would be 8 digits long.
Irrespective of this, Progressive Enterprises should be in full damage control mode.
$50 voucher? How thick can you get.
1/09/2012 3:17:38 a.m.
And this folks is why we shoudl GROW own own veggies and make our Own Salads.. instead of being lazy and geting pre-bagged stuff you never know what you may actually get.
31/08/2012 11:18:15 p.m.
Is it for real? All the animals on the planet should be treated equally, must be killed by its predators, very cruel! No more war in the world and let the world be a peaceful planet, otherwise we'll suffer!
31/08/2012 10:41:38 p.m.
Yuck that makes me sick, the poor family!! Have you people seen those bags? They're pretty big, the salad leaves are pretty small and there's lots of it, you could easily miss something buried in the middle. Birds are quite light, you know, so they can fly. Who would plant a dead bird in their salad, really!!? I hope you all find dead birds in your dinner tomorrow!
31/08/2012 10:33:15 p.m.
I love 3 News , Its the Best .
31/08/2012 10:21:08 p.m.
Yuk and hmmmm. Yuk because I use that same store weekly and always buy their pre-packed salads!! (great store by the way). Hmmmm because salad bags are so unbelievably light! It could have been a teeny bird I suppose but a 10cm bird and 3 days worth of family eating, it - hmmmm once again! Either way yuk, yuk, yuk
31/08/2012 7:54:35 p.m.
gross!! $50 is perthetic
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