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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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ttusafax January 09 2014 at 2:16 PM


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ksmithphotography January 09 2014 at 3:34 PM

That is not Publix's fault. If they get a product from an outside vendor, they can't open up every bag of product, check it for bird skulls, then close them back up and put them on the shelves. That's absolutely ridiculous, and it's ridiculous to put the blame on someone that has no control over the matter. I used to work in a grocery store, and I've had many a cooky customer come up to me with a variety of complaints. I had one person bring me a bag of name brand salad that had a grasshopper in it. Another woman brought me a box of Haagen Daas ice cream bars that were the wrong flavor than what was advertised on the box. That isn't the store's fault, and the chain shouldn't be sued for that. They have no control over what manufacturers put in their packages.

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kimcrdr January 09 2014 at 4:31 PM

Eww this makes me wonder where the rest of that bird went!?!

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Jan Palmer January 09 2014 at 4:25 PM

AOL articles are not well proofread. Keep finding errors. Spell checkers? Proofreaders?

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heattransfer1 Jan Palmer January 09 2014 at 5:30 PM

Every time I complain about it they tell me they are trying their best.

Every time I ask if they need a new editor they fail to reply.

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alliedmachinery2 January 09 2014 at 4:07 PM

it must have been birdseye brand

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eandrsilvia alliedmachinery2 January 09 2014 at 4:23 PM

that is so funny what a quick thinker u must be

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codenamesparrow January 09 2014 at 4:53 PM

BirdsEye spinach .

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legacykwst January 09 2014 at 3:40 PM

She said that she would have expected a bug, pebble, or piece of machinery. Spinach grows in fields... mice live in those fields & have their nests in the spinach.... same for ground nesting birds.... or even birds that don't ground nest. You can have a young bird or an injured bird caught on the ground when the spinach was harvested.... it's not all done by hand.

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elbmig January 09 2014 at 3:38 PM

My question who has the rest of the bird.

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jrexmarda January 09 2014 at 4:39 PM

Of course it's because spinach is no longer being picked by angelic beings who carefully inspect and clean each leaf individually, before placing it gingerly into a sterile basket that is then covered and hand carried to the packaging plant. Now people just empty bags of picked spinach onto the ground in a pile, where it is shoveled onto the back of a dump truck and driven willy-nilly down a dusty road to the plant.

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fltsdp January 09 2014 at 4:50 PM

Wonder if it was Birdeye brand?

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