Maggots found in store's hot dogs

2013-01-16 10:08
Maggots are seen in a hot dog bought from a Free State store. (Volksblad)

Maggots are seen in a hot dog bought from a Free State store. (Volksblad)

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Bloemfontein - A Free State mother says she was shocked to discover that the hot dogs she had bought from a well-known retailer were full of maggots.

Adele Terblanche, 32, told Volksblad that her 6-year-old daughter was about to take a bite from a cheese-covered hot dog bought from a Fruit & Veg store when she saw the maggots crawling all over the food.

Terblanche said she had bought six hot dogs because her daughter had felt like one.

She was very glad to have seen the maggots before her daughter could eat one.

“It could’ve been much worse.”

Terblanche went back to the store where she was told the hot dogs were fresh. She showed the manager the hot dog and even he was reportedly disgusted.

She told him she didn’t want her money back, but wanted all the hot dogs removed from the shelves.

Two other hot dogs were also found to be full of maggots.

Branch manager Jean Harker said the hot dogs were not supposed to be on the shelf and said it was poor stock management and replacement.

He said employees who should have removed them would receive written warnings and the incident would be investigated further.
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