Couple claims they found a dead rat in bagged salad
www.nbc-2.com — A Saginaw, Michigan man claims he was horrified when he found a dead, disemboweled mouse in his bag of Dole salad.
John K. Jones says he sat down with his girlfriend, Ebony Wright, and her 7-year-old son for dinner Sunday afternoon.
He was shocked to find the gruesome rodent buried in the Italian dressing covered salad.
“I moved a couple of leaves and there was a mouse, a dead mouse laying on its back, and you could see the guts hanging out. I immediately got up and ran to the bathroom,” Jones said.
“I was shocked, he ran to the bathroom and was throwing up,” Wright added. “I said are you sick or something and he said you are not going to believe what’s on that plate.”
Unfortunately, each of them had already eaten some of the Dole “Tender Garden” salad mix that they had purchased from a Kroger grocery store, so they immediately went to the hospital.
“I know these things carry bacteria and didn’t want my son to be sick,” Wright stated.
The couple tells says that they then called both the Kroger store where it was purchased and Dole.
Both companies offered to refund the couple the price of the bag of salad, but the couple feels that’s not enough.
While they currently have no plans of contacting a lawyer, they say they’re waiting to hear back from Kroger and Dole on how to move forward with the potentially dangerous case.