'Safety issue': Woolworths shopper's distressing discovery in lamb

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A concerned Woolworths shopper has complained after her lamb meal was ruined by a foreign item.

As the Sydney woman was tucking into her lamb steak on Monday evening, she said she noticed something disturbing emerge from inside the piece of meat.

She spotted a small piece of wire on her plate, which she claimed was only visible when “the steak was cut and eaten into”.

The woman wrote on the supermarket’s Facebook page that she had contacted Woolworths about the issue, but had not heard back after 48 hours.

The shopper said she bought the lamb steaks from Woolworths last week. Source: Getty Images
The shopper said she bought the lamb steaks from Woolworths last week. Source: Getty Images

In a last-ditch effort to sound the alarm, she hesitantly posted to the retailer’s social media page on Tuesday, saying she believed it was “a safety issue”.

“I would like to inform you that we have come across a piece of wire in your vacuum sealed lamb leg steak,” her post read.

“It was definitely well in the meat as it was not located anywhere in the plate until the steak was cut and eaten into.”

The shopper said she purchased the product from the Woolworths Winston Hills store, in western Sydney, on Monday last week.

This small piece of wire emerged from one of the cuts, the shopper said. Source: Facebook
This small piece of wire emerged from one of the cuts of lamb, the shopper said. Source: Facebook

Images that accompanied her post showed cuts of the cooked leg steak and a small piece of wire, about the length of a finger nail.

The woman confirmed she cooked the meat on a barbecue in response to a question put to her in a comment to the post.

Woolworths told Yahoo News Australia it was taking the woman’s complaint “very seriously”.

“At Woolworths, we take food safety and quality very seriously. We’ve seen the customer’s report and we’re looking into the matter with our suppliers in line with established procedures,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

“We’re unaware of any other customer reports of a similar nature at this time.”

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