Woolworths cupcakes pulled from shelves after shopper's dangerous find

Ash Cant
·2-min read

A woman was deeply disturbed by what she found when she took a bite out of her Woolworths cupcake.

The Woolworths customer explained she had purchased the cupcakes from the store at Robina Town Centre in Queensland on Friday afternoon, in a post on Woolworths’ Facebook page.

“As I was eating one I crunched down on something really hard,” the woman explained in the post.

“I immediately spat it out and saw it was someone’s piercing.”

A woman found one half of a piercing in a Woolworths cupcake. Source: Facebook
A woman found one half of a piercing in a Woolworths cupcake. Source: Facebook

The woman said she contacted Woolworths and was asked to bring them into the store, though admitted she was “disappointed” with the response.

“I was disappointed to see the cupcakes were only taken from the shelf and not recalled,” she said.

“Someone could have bought them before me and ended up with the rest of the piercing (the ball) in theirs.”

She added Woolworths did offer her a $10 voucher.

Woolworths investigates cupcake contamination

Yahoo News Australia understands all the cupcake stock from the same batch the woman received has been pulled from the shelves.

A spokesperson from Woolworths confirmed to Yahoo News Australia an investigation was carried out after the woman alerted the supermarket to the piercing in her cupcake.

Woolworths investigated the incident with the cupcake and found the team was adhering to hygiene protocols. Source: AAP
Woolworths investigated the incident with the cupcake and found the team was adhering to hygiene protocols. Source: AAP

“We conducted a thorough investigation with our store team and concluded that all team members were following our strict hygiene protocols,” the spokesperson said.

“We’ve been unable to identify the source where the foreign object has come from, so we’re following this up with our bakery supply partner.”

The spokesperson said Woolworths was unaware of any other incidents like this with cupcakes and that the company takes food safety “very seriously”.

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