Brighton mother finds metal clip in Sainsbury's sausage

Brighton mother finds meat hook in Sainsbury's sausage

Brighton mother finds meat hook in Sainsbury's sausage

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A mother who discovered a metal clip after biting into a Sainsbury’s sausage has called on supermarket chiefs to take action.

Naomi Rosenberg was about to feed the snack to her two-year-old daughter when her teeth crunched on the piece of metal.

The 33-year-old said: “It was horrific, it has put me off meat for life.

“I was going to feed it to my daughter first but thought I would try it because we had never had them before.

“I felt a crack on my teeth, it could have been life threatening. If I had swallowed it, it would have cut all my throat and insides up.”

The mum, who lives in Hove, bought the pre-packed sausages from the Sainsbury’s store in New England Street.

Deciding to try a change from her normal sausages she opted for the special lamb and chicken kofta range.

She cooked them up at home as usual and decided to tuck in before feeding her daughter.

But with her first bite she felt a crunch in her mouth.

She said: “They looked fine when I was cooking them, there was nothing to suggest there was anything wrong.

“It was a good thing I didn’t give them to my daughter to try, I don’t even want to think what would have happened if she had bitten into it.

“It’s horrific, I don’t even like to think about it now. It’s put me off meat for life. I can’t even look at the picture.”

She added: “My concern is that if it could happen to me then it could happen to others. I really think something needs to be done.

“I want them to take it seriously. I was lucky in a way and I want to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

A spokesman for Sainsbury’s told The Argus action had been taken adding that no other complaints had been received.

He said: “We have been in constant contact with Mrs Rosenburg and have apologised for this incident.

“We have now completed our investigation and can confirm that this is not a hook and was in fact a bag clip.

“Our supplier has very robust measures to prevent this kind of issue from happening and no other complaints have been received.”

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6:34am Wed 9 Apr 14

MikeyA says...

Why does the headline say 'meat hook' when it was proven not to be?
Why does the headline say 'meat hook' when it was proven not to be? MikeyA
  • Score: 15

7:16am Wed 9 Apr 14

Anna Phylactic says...

Agreed

Also why are we not being treated to the traditional photo of an angry chavvy looking mum holding an "evidence bag" up next to a gormless child?
Agreed Also why are we not being treated to the traditional photo of an angry chavvy looking mum holding an "evidence bag" up next to a gormless child? Anna Phylactic
  • Score: 38

7:29am Wed 9 Apr 14

Helen Ariel says...

Get over it! Stuff happens. Some Sainsbury vouchers will help you get over the trauma.
Get over it! Stuff happens. Some Sainsbury vouchers will help you get over the trauma. Helen Ariel
  • Score: 17

7:46am Wed 9 Apr 14

Reporter1 says...

Now if they had found some meat in the sausage that would have been news!
Now if they had found some meat in the sausage that would have been news! Reporter1
  • Score: 26

8:02am Wed 9 Apr 14

AlanPare says...

A mother who discovered a meat hook after biting into a Sainsbury’s sausage has called The Argus to claim her 15 minutes of fame.
A mother who discovered a meat hook after biting into a Sainsbury’s sausage has called The Argus to claim her 15 minutes of fame. AlanPare
  • Score: 25

1:17pm Wed 9 Apr 14

FatherTed11 says...

Really?? I smell ££££
Really?? I smell ££££ FatherTed11
  • Score: 5

3:07pm Wed 9 Apr 14

MikeyA says...

Anna Phylactic wrote:
Agreed

Also why are we not being treated to the traditional photo of an angry chavvy looking mum holding an "evidence bag" up next to a gormless child?
That's not a photo of a sausage, you know!
[quote][p][bold]Anna Phylactic[/bold] wrote: Agreed Also why are we not being treated to the traditional photo of an angry chavvy looking mum holding an "evidence bag" up next to a gormless child?[/p][/quote]That's not a photo of a sausage, you know! MikeyA
  • Score: 3

7:01pm Wed 9 Apr 14

special brew says...

Vote for the Green Party, they will ban all meat soon.
Vote for the Green Party, they will ban all meat soon. special brew
  • Score: 1

10:37pm Wed 9 Apr 14

sooq says...

Terrible of course, but must ask myself why she felt the need to report this to the Argus. I would also wonder whether she said she was going to feed them to her 2 year old daughter to make the story sound so much worse and deserve more compensation. Spicy kofta sausages wouldn't be my first choice to give a 2 year old infant!!
Terrible of course, but must ask myself why she felt the need to report this to the Argus. I would also wonder whether she said she was going to feed them to her 2 year old daughter to make the story sound so much worse and deserve more compensation. Spicy kofta sausages wouldn't be my first choice to give a 2 year old infant!! sooq
  • Score: 2

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