Saturday, June 13, 2009

Half a loaf is NOT always better than no loaf

Out of Northern Ireland comes this bizarre story ( or crumby. Okay, I just couldn't resist that pun,) that I just had to share:
Man found dead mouse in malt loaf
The mouse was found embedded in a malt loaf

A man got the shock of his life when he opened a loaf of bread and found a whole mouse inside.

North Antrim Magistrates Court heard how a man purchased a Hyndman's malt loaf from a supermarket in the Ballymoney area before Christmas 2007.

When he unwrapped the loaf he discovered the small lifeless mammal embedded in the base of the bread.

The judge fined the company, D Hyndman and Son Ltd, Maghera, £1,000 plus costs for placing unsafe food on the market.

The managing director of the company was present in court to answer the charge.

A defence lawyer told the court that the presence of the mouse was a shock to the company. ..[brat]

Ya think? Maybe 'a couple of slices short of a loaf' would have been a good thing in this case???? Just a thought.

For more on this strange one, go to the Beeb here.

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