Frogs in frozen food and on Lady Gaga
Posted: July 23rd, 2009 - 4:19pm by Katie Filion
Lady Gaga’s outfits are getting wonkier and wonkier. This week’s creation involved a disturbing violation of Kermit the Frog (pictured, right). Equally as wonky, a Texas woman found a dead frog (or most of it, pictured below) in a bag of frozen vegetables, reports KLTV 7.
Chasity Erbaugh was heating up a Great Value brand of steamable green beans - making lunch for her kids when she discovered a nasty surprise.
"Thank goodness I had put butter in the bottom of the bowl. I went to stir it and there's this brown clump."
After a close examination, Erbaugh was sick to her stomach at what she discovered. The "brown clump" was part of a frog… She found the whole front end of a frog, with the spinal cord and everything attached, in her green beans. The frog's tongue was even hanging out.
Shocked, she said,
"That's a frog! Or worse than that, it's part of a frog - 75% of it. They didn't even give me the frog legs with it."
Chasity bought the beans from the Walmart on Troup Highway. We gave the lot numbers to the health department, and Monday afternoon, they had the store pull the rest of the bags from that lot.
Brenda Elrod with the Northeast Texas Public Health District, said,
"What we try to do is coordinate with the manufacturer inspectors to make sure we can track it from our store back to the factory where it was made and back to the lot.”
Since being made aware of the incident, a Food and Drug officer is now sending the complaint up to the FDA.
"When you're washing field vegetables, you're going to get certain little pieces and parts, but we certainly don't want something so large you can identify what it is."
As for Erbaugh, she says from now on, it's fresh veggies only.