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I 'pulled out a worm' from my daughter's fish fingers

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 12/4/2022 Abi Turner For Mailonline

In a stomach-churning video a mother revealed how she found something strange lurking in her fish fingers

Rona Lovell, 28, found what she described as 'worm' in her Birds Eye favourite, only moments before she had planned to serve them to her toddler. 

The full-time mother, from Skelton, North Yorkshire, was about to serve her daughter Scarlett dinner when made the gruesome discovery

Rona described how she bought the Birds Eye fish fingers from her local supermarket. 

A mother from North Yorkshire has found what she described as a 'worm' in her Birds Eye fish fingers © Provided by Daily Mail A mother from North Yorkshire has found what she described as a 'worm' in her Birds Eye fish fingers Rona Lovell, 28, shared a stomach churning video of the discovery in her toddler's fish finger dinner © Provided by Daily Mail Rona Lovell, 28, shared a stomach churning video of the discovery in her toddler's fish finger dinner

She said: 'I discovered the worm when I opened it up for my two-year-old daughter. I cut it and opened it up, and saw the curled up green thing inside the fish sticking out. I pulled it using a fork.

'I felt disgusted. I even lost my appetite. I was also shocked because I trusted Birds Eye. We loved fish fingers from Birds Eye, but we won’t be buying this product anymore.'

Rona shared a video of what she claimed was a worm on the edge of her daughter's dinner plate. 

Using a fork she compared the size of the article to the width of the fork head. The frozen fish fingers apparently contain Alaska Pollock.

Rona bought the fish fingers from her local supermarket in Skelton, North Yorkshire. She says she has complained to Birds Eye but is yet to hear back © Provided by Daily Mail Rona bought the fish fingers from her local supermarket in Skelton, North Yorkshire. She says she has complained to Birds Eye but is yet to hear back Using a fork Rona, 28, compared the size of the article to the width of the fork head. In the video you could hear her shock © Provided by Daily Mail Using a fork Rona, 28, compared the size of the article to the width of the fork head. In the video you could hear her shock

However, a recent study from Brazil reached a sobering conclusion when examining frozen fillets of Alaska Pollock.

Of 108 samples from 30 different brands purchased in the São Paulo region, only 18 didn’t contain any parasites.

Thankfully, parasites are killed by the process of freezing and properly cooking fish, according to the Food Standards Agency.

Rona said that she has reached out to Birds Eye but is yet to hear back from the company. 

The full-time mother is now urging parents to be vigilant with the food that they serve their children © Provided by Daily Mail The full-time mother is now urging parents to be vigilant with the food that they serve their children Rona said that she has reached out to Birds Eye but is yet to hear back from the company © Provided by Daily Mail Rona said that she has reached out to Birds Eye but is yet to hear back from the company

The full-time mother is now urging parents to be vigilant with the food that they serve their children.  

She said: 'All I can say is, even though you think a product is good, it’s better to double check everything. They might have missed one parasite or worm, but finding it in your food is not very appealing to see – especially if you’re about to serve it to your kids.'

The team at Birds Eye have commented: 'We were sorry to hear of this matter as it is never our intention for customers to be dissatisfied in any way with our products. 

'Quality is at the heart of everything that we do, and while there is no health risk, following contact with the customer, the matter was immediately escalated to our quality team.'

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