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Friday 27 May 2016

Girl's trauma over hair in lasagne

Published 06/03/2013

Supermarket chain Iceland
Supermarket chain Iceland

A supermarket has apologised after a seven-year-old girl found a clump of hair in a home-cooked lasagne made with a packet of beef mince.

Trudy Stock, of Gosport, Hampshire, said her daughter, Shani, was left in tears when she came across the object in her food and had suffered nightmares since.

The 29-year-old said the hair, believed to be part of the cow's hide, had come from a £3 packet of frozen mince bought at Iceland's Gosport store.

She told the Portsmouth News: "It's completely traumatised her now. She was in buckets of tears.

"She was enjoying it until she found that and burst out crying."

Ms Stock said Iceland had investigated and given her £30 in vouchers as an apology.

An Iceland spokeswoman said: "Iceland has apologised to the customer and offered a gesture of goodwill and we will carry out an investigation with our supplier to determine how it happened."

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