Pennsylvania woman repulsed after finding fully intact dead bird in can of spinach
A Pennsylvania woman says she lost her appetite after finding a bit of extra protein inside a can of vegetables last week.
Cherie Lyons, of Chambersburg, took to Facebook on June 12 to share stomach-churning photos of a dead bird, which she claims she discovered after opening a can of Del Monte leaf spinach.
"So for dinner tonight i had grilled chicken, baked potato and BABY BIRD...in my spinich [sic]!!" she wrote. "I am traumatized!! I found some weird stuff in can veggies but never anything like this.. I've washed my hands a couple times and they still don't feel clean and I feel nauseated."
"Somebody will be getting a phone call tomorrow," she added of the unwanted company.
Lyons told the York Daily Record she contacted Del Monte through the company's consumer helpline but says her claims were met with skepticism.
"When I called the company, they acted like they didn't believe me," she told the outlet.
The disgusted customer said ultimately, the company offered her a $10 check for her "troubles" and asked that the bird be sent back, a request she's not yet sure if she will honor.
In a statement, Del Monte assured it is "committed to providing high quality, safe and nutritious foods."
"We are working with the consumer to gather more information and investigate the matter," a spokesperson wrote. "We implement strict controls throughout our operations to ensure our products meet the highest levels of quality, safety, and purity."