An easy dinner took a nasty turn for a Woolworths shopper who encountered an unappealing contaminant while chewing through her meal.
Inside one of the supermarket’s own brand of party pies, the West Australian customer found something that at first, seemed to be some innocent bits of crunchy gristle.
On closer inspection, the foreign white clumps looked more like bits of plastic, similar to that clipped from the tips of false nails.
The disappointed shopper shared photos of the small white objects to Facebook after pulling them from one of 24 party pies in the retailer’s 1.1 kilogram pack.
“Ew Woolworths! (I was) eating one of your party pies and thought there was a piece of gristle which was in fact some type of plastic,” she wrote to the Woolworths page.
One photo showed the woman’s natural nails, which she included to prove that the white bits couldn’t have come from her own nails.
“Because in my opinion it seems like the tip of a false nail,” she wrote.
A Woolworths employee responded to the shopper’s complaint requesting further information.
“We take reports like this seriously and we’ll look into this with our team,” they wrote in a comment.
The employee said they required further information to investigate the incident further.
A spokesperson for the supermarket told Yahoo News Australia they had been in direct contact with the customer to resolve the issue.
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