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Woman finds bird skull in frozen spinach

A Florida woman is probably rethinking her grocery list after finding a bird skull in a bag of frozen spinach.

Madeline Brogan said she bought the bag of spinach from a Publix for a New Year's dish. She threw it in her sink and, once it thawed, she realized what it was.

'I piked it up, and started pulling the spinach off of it, and realized there were two eye holes, and it was a little skull,' she told WWSB, adding that she expected anything but this.

'I really would expect even a bug, or something that would be even a natural part of something that grows on the ground -- a pebble, a stick ... even a piece of a machinery.'

She she says she's not angry about the incident. Publix issued a refund and is investigating the matter.

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Carolee January 09 2014 at 9:53 PM

I found a grub in a can of green beans. Publix brand. They sent me two dollars and said these things happen. I guess they do.

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Rod Carolee January 09 2014 at 10:32 PM

Reaction like yours is why they don't care about safety in OUR foods - - - -morons !

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jbondjbond Rod January 09 2014 at 10:43 PM

Publix didn't process the food just because it had their name on the label. It was probably processed by the same company that processes Libby's or Green Giant, etc. How dumb can you be?

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jai.hye Rod January 09 2014 at 10:53 PM

I'm inclined to believe you are likely correct. I have experienced two incidences of dirty (gritty) supposedly "thoroughly washed" spinach, as well as supposedly "thoroughly washed" spinach with very tiny bugs. Wash, wash, wash with a vinegar solution all supposedly "pre-washed" pre-packaged food items.....NEVER consume prior to your own "thorough" washing, rinsing is simply not good enough. I have witnessed on numerous occasions tomatoes falling from their container and rolling across the floor in Wal-Mart, only to be placed back into the container and put back on the shelf for purchase....how extremely nasty is that when folk have no problem with spitting in the parking lot and sidewalks.

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eve January 09 2014 at 8:04 PM

Just try and not think of the things we dont see .

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closer1012002 January 09 2014 at 8:00 PM

I am sooooooo glad I keep Kosher!!! And no - it does not mean that a Rabbi blessed the food - it means that the manufacturers and packagers have to follow the laws of the Bible - NO bugs and NO unclean animals (for this instance) and have to precautions up and above to make sure things like this don't happen.

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crisvoness January 09 2014 at 7:52 PM

I found a live bug in one of those little pizzas they sell in the deli...i cook my own food now

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Glenn January 10 2014 at 12:13 AM

Think that birds don't eat crops from the land? Think again. Although not as prevalent as bugs, birds are there. These plants process product thousands of pounds at a time, although they should have caught this item. Americans want quality and cheap products.......and they get mass produced. It does not surprise me one bit that this happened. Bravo for the woman's attitude. I would have done the same. She is not a leach on the body of society and was not looking to win the lottery because of this processing mistake. To do anything else shows the content of your character.

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Blanche January 09 2014 at 7:18 PM

The best solution...grow your own. Everything has something in it.

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Paul January 09 2014 at 7:14 PM

And the #1 answer is ; Birdseye spinach.

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Pete Attorney Paul January 09 2014 at 8:14 PM

Now that's funny buddy! Thanks for the laugh

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Jim January 09 2014 at 7:13 PM

the nice part of bird skulls is the spinach comes with it for free just put i ton your bill.

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Jim January 09 2014 at 7:12 PM

What a fowl trick to play on someone.

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noel January 09 2014 at 7:10 PM

Picked up a bagged salad mix from Publix that had a frog in it!!!

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mzthor noel January 09 2014 at 8:04 PM

dead or alive?

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