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One man's tin of 'mouldy' ham inspired the company responsible to make THIS huge gesture

Liverpool Echo logo Liverpool Echo 20/03/2017 Kate McMullin

© Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc A man’s complaint about a tin of mouldy ham has resulted in the company who made it donating more than 1,000 tinned hotdogs to the needy. 

Adam Lane was left disgusted after his wife opened a tin of Ye Olde Oak ham, with a 2019 best before date, to find a brown and white foamy substance within it.

After contacting the company about the tin, which was bought from Farmfoods in Page Moss, Adam was offered supermarket vouchers in compensation.

However the father-of-one refused and said he would rather the company donate to a Merseyside food bank- a request that the company has upheld.

In an email from Ye Olde Oak Ham to Adam the company revealed that it had donated 15 CASES of 400g American Style Hotdogs – 1,080 cans – to Fare Share Food Bank in Merseyside.

Adam, 30, said: “It is just great that an issue like that can turn into a charity being rewarded and in turn help a lot of families.

“The fact is that if I had just taken it back to Farmfoods then they wouldn’t have been able to do anything about the issue.

“There might be a bad batch and the company need to know about it.

“If I hadn’t complained and then someone had become seriously unwell, then that would have been on my hands.”

© Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Adam said that a representative from Ye Olde Oak Ham came to his home last week and took away the tin of ham for tests.

He said: “At the end of the day I know it is just a can of ham.

“But now that can of ham has been transformed into over a thousand cans of hotdogs that will help a lot of people.

“And that was the goal.

“I didn’t want vouchers for a supermarket.

“For them to donate them to a food bank is brilliant and it was important that it go to help people in my home town of Liverpool.

“That’s all I wanted, it is a good end to the story.”

Ye Olde Oak Ham has been contacted for comment.

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