But what the heck is this article doing here? Are you going into competition with Fark? Do we need a Somerset tag?
A Tesco's baby leaf and rocket salad harboured a gruesome interloper – a decomposed bird carcass. Somerset man Paul Streeter unwittingly served up the grisly corpse to his girlfriend and children, after emptying the bagged salad into a bowl and serving it to them with a pizza. Streeter said his girlfriend cut into the bird …
Do you know what those things are washed in to make sure all the bacteria and whatever are killed?
I think I'd rather eat an unwashed fresh lettuce with resident creepy crawly, slithery slimey bug type things than a pre-washed ready to eat one which hasn't been rinsed.
One should still rinse and do a sniff test. (Especially in a dark theater...)
Really, I sometimes if not regularly sniff my food before eating. Sometimes it is because it has a compelling aroma, other times because it may be leftovers a day or two past my personal cutoff date.
Human dates or factory pre-packed edibles, one should always do a sniff test. (Candies may be different, but for chips (USA, bagged type), crackers, and loose things, how much can it take to give a quick look?
Trust, but verify....
extra bit of protein :-)
ffs make the salad yourselves peeps, these ready prepared salads are well known to be so heavily washed in bleaches and other chemicals that their nutrient levels suffer accordingly. And, once the seal on the de-oxygenated atmosphere in the bag is broken, you've got about ten minutes before the stuff is compost! (its days old before it even got to the supermarket).
Ready prepared, can't be arsed food - another way to contribute to the wasted food mountain in this country.
Wasted food? Really?
So if I want to make a mixed leaf salad I should buy a dozen different lettuces, take a few leaves off of each one and then throw the rest away? Seems more efficient to buy a bag of pre-mixed leaves so the rest of the lettuces can go to other people. Instead of me ending up with one salad and 5.8 lettuces that I have no use for.
no, no, no, you silly billy - any unused materials are simply put back in the chiller section of your fridge where they survive, fresh and happy, for anything up to another 7 x days - due to them being bought originally in the natural state of nakedness nature intended for them and not wrapped in any sort of plastic or stored, therein, in a de-oxygenated environment. Wake up at the back there !
This is where it could be useful for densely packed neightborhoods to be able to accept leftovers or excess, but unprepared veggies. If I cooked nowadays, I'd probably waste food, too, just by having a whole lettuce head, but having no nearby place to accept it.
Plus, considering the legal risks, may places may only take unopened, not-easy-to-spoil/inject foods.
Maybe we need midget salad heads, or salads stripped and sold leaf, core, and mixed-leaf-core for those who want to boil the cores or feed them to pets or pay to get them for composting or something.
I bet we in developed areas daily dispose of a staggering amount of food that could go to food banks and kitchens for the homeless and housed-but-underfed.
...not as bas a decomposing bird.
I was in Debenhams in Meadowhall a few months ago and my partner found a grasshopper in the salad.
The staff in store bagged the grasshopper up and sent it to head office. After testing head office wrote back to say it was a caterpillar!!
Obviously the grasshopper mutated during transport or that a) someone flunked GCSE Biology or b) a standard letter was sent out.
To say the least we don’t eat at Debenhams café anymore but we have lots of fun talking about it whenever we go in store, so other customers can hear our conversation. I think we have put a few people off.
Did you complain saying "There was a grasshopper in my salad, I want my money back."
And they wrote back saying "Aha! You can't have your money back because it wasn't a grasshopper, it was a caterpillar."
I'm not sure whether the species of invertebrate should really matter.
...just how hard it is to get a live bird into a bagged salad?
No, I thought you didn't.
Of course, they're dead by the time the salad gets served, but while alive and fluttering, they keep the salad well tossed,. You *are* supposed to remove them before serving, but the caution is in very small print, so I expect you could overlook it.
//like the worm in the tequila bottle
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