Bromley man 'horrified' to find live flies in the sealed packaging of his Sainsbury's bread rolls (From News Shopper)
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Bromley man 'horrified' to find live flies in the sealed packaging of his Sainsbury's bread rolls
A BROMLEY man was "horrified" when he found flies buzzing around in the sealed packaging of bread rolls purchased in a local Sainsbury's.
Warren Hill's mother, Maureen, bought the Sainsbury's own cheese top rolls from the Walter's Yard store last week (August 30).
Mr Hill, of Palace Road, Bromley, made the discovery when making lunch for his daughter, Rebecca, the following day.
He said: "Initially I thought it was some cracked black pepper but then, when I moved it closer to my face, I could see it was actually moving.
"You could have knocked me over with a feather. I was horrified.
"I dropped the packet back onto the work surface and thought 'eugh'.
"Then my mum was like 'I can't believe it, I only bought them yesterday'."
One of the flies in the Sainsbury's bread roll packaging.
The 43-year-old took the rolls back to the supermarket that day, and spoke to the bakery manager.
He added: "The manager accepted the packaging was still sealed and it hadn't been tampered with but he had no idea how they had got in there.
"He agreed he would refund what we bought but there was nothing more he could do.
"He said he'd make sure any packets in the same batch would be taken off the shelves and there would be a full investigation."
A Sainsbury's spokesperson said: "We've asked Mr Hill if he can send the rolls to our product quality team so they can test them to find out what happened.
"This would mean we could offer an explanation and take any appropriate steps.
"Mr Hill has yet to take us up on this offer.
"We haven’t had any other incidents like this and we've carried out a thorough check of the bakery area and bakery products which confirmed our high food safety standards are being upheld."
Warren Hill exchanges tweets with Sainsbury's:
Mr Hill also reported what happened to Bromley Council's environmental health department.
A council spokesperson said: "We can confirm we have received an allegation concerning a supermarket within our borough and whilst we are investigating the exact circumstances, we cannot comment further, except to say we do treat allegations of this nature very seriously indeed."
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