‘Upsetting’ item found inside box of Woolworths berries

A woman says she is speechless after discovering a spider and what appears to be a small worm in her berries from Woolworths. 

The Sydney mum posted several photos and videos of packets of raspberries, strawberries and blackberries to the grocery store’s Facebook on Sunday. 

“This is really very unfortunate. My husband bought strawberries, blackberries and raspberries of Driscoll’s brand from Town Hall’s Woolworths,” the woman wrote.

“We found a live insect in a raspberry, spider and spiderweb in the strawberries and also fungus in blackberries inside the box.”

“My kids were so upset,” she continued.

Woolworths contacted the mum numerous times on her several posts, saying they had sent her a private message.

“It troubles us to see that your strawberry had a bug in it. We’d like to look into this matter, could you please private message us the store you purchased the product from.

“We'd like you to let you know that we do have a refund or replacement policy, the next time you visit our store please see our service desk with the product or receipt our friendly team member would be more than happy to assist you further. We're looking forward to hearing from you soon,” the chain responded. 

A woman says she is speechless after discovering a spider and what appears to be a small worm in her berries from Woolworths. Source: Facebook

People commenting on the post told the woman to take the fruit back for a refund.

“That’s why you should always wash your fruit and veg before consuming,” another person said.

Yahoo News Australia has contacted Woolworths for comment.

Earlier this month, a teenager claimed she may have swallowed part of a needle after biting into an apple and experiencing a stabbing pain in her mouth, according to 7 News.

Shelby Pewhairangi, 14, was at school in Werribee, southwest of Melbourne, when her friend alerted her to part of a needle hanging from her lip.

Her mum Seimone said she took the rest of the needle to Hoppers Crossing Woolworths where she bought the apples from.

The supermarket confirmed it was aware of the incident and was taking the matter “very seriously”.

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