A fitness fanatic got the fright of his life when he found a dead mouse at the bottom of his protein powder bag. Adam Brenton (25) from Levenshulme in Manchester in the UK said he found the rodent at the bottom of his pocket of impact diet whey protein powder -- one that he'd already started mixing into shakes.
"I have ordered from the company for eight years and I've never had a problem before," he told The Daily Mail
"Generally speaking, I don't look into the bag, but I started to scoop it out and I felt resistance to the glide through the powder."
I didn't think anything of it, I scooped again and the same thing happened. I then went to see what was in it and saw the mouse."
"At first, I didn't realise that it was a mouse. Then I brought it up to the light and I dropped the bag in horror, I got a set of kitchen tongs and dug it out and put it on a piece of kitchen towel. I couldn't eat my dinner because I felt physically sick."
He claimed that he bought the 1,45 kg bag online and it was bought directly from the firm and delivered to his house.
"I checked the bag for holes and bite marks and I couldn't see any. I checked the cupboard where it had been as well and there weren't any signs of mice. The mouse must have been buried in the powder and I have slowly revealed it over the three weeks. I don't know where in the process it has happened. I just want to be fairly compensated, because my health has been put at risk," he said.
My protein has since replied to him on Twitter and will be taking in the bag for analysis.
“My Protein treats all customer complaints extremely seriously and is investigating the incident as a matter of urgency," their spokesperson told The Sun.
"As with any customer complaint, all communications are confidential between Myprotein and the customer, however, we are able to our comment about our manufacturing and quality control standards."
Sources: MailOnline, The Sun