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    • Jamiesmum
    • By Jamiesmum 22nd Sep 16, 1:52 PM
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    Live maggot in my sandwich.
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 1:52 PM
    Live maggot in my sandwich. 22nd Sep 16 at 1:52 PM
    Ick....yuck. Can't stop vomiting. Sandwich from Tesco for lunch, took one bite + then I opened it up (I always do) to check the insides, clear as anything a maggot crawling all over the chicken.

    Ughhh, I can't stop thinking about it. So glad I didn't eat any extra of it.

    I understand caterpillars in spinach or the odd dead fly on a lettuce, but maggots? Live maggots? That must be a huge quality control thing, surely? Is this a common thing? I always check for bugs but it's the first time I've ever found one alive. Put me off for life.

    Please guys, check your food first.
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 22nd Sep 16, 1:58 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 1:58 PM
    You always check your sandwiches after one bite?
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    • zx81
    • By zx81 22nd Sep 16, 2:02 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:02 PM
    Is this a common thing?
    Originally posted by Jamiesmum
    I'd say it's not that common. Probably way less than half of all the sandwiches you've eaten have had maggots in them.
    • ariba10
    • By ariba10 22nd Sep 16, 2:03 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:03 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:03 PM
    It would have been worse if it was half a maggot!
    I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure.
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 22nd Sep 16, 2:04 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:04 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:04 PM
    It would have been worse if it was half a maggot!
    Originally posted by ariba10

    Or maybe there was a family of maggots and now only one survivor #wontsomeonethinkofthemaggots
    • Jamiesmum
    • By Jamiesmum 22nd Sep 16, 2:57 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:57 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:57 PM
    You always check your sandwiches after one bite?
    Originally posted by marliepanda
    Haha. No usually before I even think about eating it. But today I was just hungry. Bit it, checked it, spat it out. Lovely.

    It wasn't even dead.

    I thought maggots generally only went to rotting things, the sandwich was in date.
    • Bogalot
    • By Bogalot 22nd Sep 16, 3:06 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 3:06 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 3:06 PM
    Haha. No usually before I even think about eating it. But today I was just hungry. Bit it, checked it, spat it out. Lovely.

    It wasn't even dead.

    I thought maggots generally only went to rotting things, the sandwich was in date.
    Originally posted by Jamiesmum
    They're common on lettuce of the non rotten variety.

    Vomiting seems an overreaction. Hope you feel better soon.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 22nd Sep 16, 4:30 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 4:30 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 4:30 PM
    I've not eaten supermarket pre-packed sandwiches since the news item, that said one of the large scale sandwich producers for the supermarkets, had decided that it was more hygienic for staff to prepare using bare hands instead of wearing protective gloves.


    How many operatives really do wash their hands after a quick toilet break ?
    • bobbymotors
    • By bobbymotors 22nd Sep 16, 4:40 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 4:40 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 4:40 PM
    You're lucky they didnt charge you for the extra meat
    • photome
    • By photome 22nd Sep 16, 5:23 PM
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    maggots are a good source of protein, it wouldnt have hurt you.

    did you really vomit
    • ARandomMiser
    • By ARandomMiser 22nd Sep 16, 6:21 PM
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    I remember trying maggots, crickets and some other 'delicacies' on my travels - generally disgusting, but still edible.
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 22nd Sep 16, 6:48 PM
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    How many operatives really do wash their hands after a quick toilet break ?
    Originally posted by teddysmum
    I work in the food industry. It is gross misconduct to not wash your hands after going to the toilet it would be instant dismissal. When you open the main exit door from the toilets you automatically get anti bacterial gel on your hands. Even if someone did get away with both of the above there is no way they would get to the production area without hand washing, They have to go though a barrier and that barrier only opens when they put their hands into a hole that sprays soap.
    Last edited by iammumtoone; 22-09-2016 at 6:53 PM.
    • Jamiesmum
    • By Jamiesmum 22nd Sep 16, 8:38 PM
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    maggots are a good source of protein, it wouldnt have hurt you.

    did you really vomit
    Originally posted by photome
    Absolutely. I'm still not over it 6 hours later. It's pathetic, I know!
    • elsien
    • By elsien 22nd Sep 16, 8:41 PM
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    Absolutely. I'm still not over it 6 hours later. It's pathetic, I know!
    Originally posted by Jamiesmum
    No it's not - I'm completely with you on this one, I'd have been the same.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • Laurie Sicard-Askey
    • By Laurie Sicard-Askey 23rd Sep 16, 8:06 AM
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    You need to go on a survival course with Bear Grylls.
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    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 23rd Sep 16, 12:16 PM
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    As the saying goes "Ignorance is bliss". If you never looked you would have never known!
    • Jamiesmum
    • By Jamiesmum 23rd Sep 16, 2:38 PM
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    I remember trying maggots, crickets and some other 'delicacies' on my travels - generally disgusting, but still edible.
    Originally posted by ARandomMiser
    But why?! What makes you want to taste them?

    Thanks Elsien, glad I'm not the only one! I'll never touch another prepacked sandwich.

    Richard - Awww don't! My partners always called me a weirdo for checking my food until now. I never really knew what I was looking for either. Are maggots actually safe to eat?
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 23rd Sep 16, 2:51 PM
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    Back to Tesco and you can be pretty confident they'll be raising it with their supplier. From now on, buy yourself a plain bap and bit of cheese and squeezy pickle ;-)
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 23rd Sep 16, 4:10 PM
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    Poor maggot! At least it was fresh, unlike the double processed over priced slice of bread and butter sat on the shelf for five days!
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    • BJV
    • By BJV 23rd Sep 16, 4:23 PM
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    I 100% understand what you are talking about. I could not eat apples for years??????.( you do not want to know the rest )

    I once heard a story about a McDonald's Chicken sandwich and god have not been able to go in a McDonald's since.!!!!

    Wish I could here a horrible story about Cadburys Fruit & Nut as it really would help the diet. ha ha

    I would go back to Tesco's and see what they have to say? After all it is a "ready to eat" product.

    P.s Yuck!!!!!
    Last edited by BJV; 23-09-2016 at 4:28 PM.
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