Mouse found in loaf – but where was the tail?
Now here’s a nice bit of video footage for trainers wanting to demonstrate the importance of pest management. Premier Foods was ordered to pay nearly £17,000 after a man found a dead mouse in a loaf of bread as he made sandwiches for his children.Stephen Forse, of Kidlington, Oxfordshire, had already used some slices when he came across the mouse in a loaf he had purchased on-line from Tesco. He commented, “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”Mr Forse contacted Cherwell District Council and environmental health officers visited the family’s home to collect evidence. During the visit one of them identified it as a mouse minus its tail. “Her comments made me feel ill once again as there was no indication as to where the tail was,” added Mr Forse. “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?” A spokesman for Premier Foods said: “There was no evidence of mice within the bakery and no history of any similar issues.” He added that the council had agreed “the bakery was a well-managed site and that Premier Foods took its obligations for health and hygiene seriously”. Click here for video footage