A mum has told of the horrifying moment she carved up a full roast chicken for her family’s dinner – only to find LUMINOUS GREEN bits inside.
Louise Snell, 46, described her cooked chicken as “fluorescent green” and smelling “like chemicals” after purchasing the poultry product from an Aldi store ready for her Sunday dinner.
Mum-of-one Louise said the cooked food looked perfectly appetising from the outside – but the discoloured inside even turned herself green and made her vomit.
Aldi have since apologised and pointed blame at the store’s ‘chilling process’.
Louise, of Hull, East Yorks., said: “My husband got home before me and he’d already started tea, so when I got in from work he asked me to carve the chicken.
“So I started carving it but when I got to the middle, it was fluorescent green.
“It ended up with me vomiting over the sink because I’d already eaten little bits off the outside as I was carving it.
“The green bits smelt of chemicals, too. I’m disgusted to say the least.”
Mrs Snell said that a phone call to Aldi’s customer service team prompted a letter of apology blaming the ‘chilling process’.
Louise, who was far from happy with the response, said: “I told the lady on the phone that I could get food poisoning but she wasn’t very apologetic.
“A letter was sent out, but it was very standard and blamed the chilling process and we got a £5 voucher – I just feel it’s really bad customer service.”
Mrs Snell said it was lucky her son Charlie, aged 15, had not eaten any of the offending food bought from the store in Hessle, East Yorks., as he suffers from a rare blood disorder, which means his body reacts badly to bacterial infections.
Speaking about how the chicken could have affected her son, Louise said: “It could have killed him.
“It’s lucky he wasn’t in the kitchen with me when I was carving because normally he’d be picking bits off and eating it as well while I’m doing that.”
Louise added: “It’s put me off chicken though, that’s for sure.”
A spokesman for Aldi said: “The quality of our products is very important to us.
“We have apologised to Ms Snell and are investigating this isolated incident as a matter of urgency.”