http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-...in-bread-roll/ A heavily pregnant woman due to give birth in seven weeks has told of her horror after biting into a chicken and salad roll laced with tablets, a capsule and an empty plastic sachet.
Alana Morris, 30, bought the food from the company operating the convenience store at BP Shinju in Broome on Wednesday and spat out her fist mouthful when she realised she had bitten into a capsule.
“With that out came a white tablet and the remnants of a pink tablet, which I had already swallowed,” she said.
“The other half of the capsule was in the roll along with a plastic sachet with Chinese writing on it stuck to the top half.” Ms Morris immediately drove back to the store on her way to Broome Hospital. She said her claims were dismissed.
“One of the workers told me to calm down and that no one there was taking pills there,” she said.
“When I left I reported this to the police. They came and spoke with me when I was in hospital getting bloods for a toxicology report.
“I was terrified for the health of my baby.
“I am due give birth in a few weeks and this really stressed me out.
“I rang and spoke to the assistant manager on Thursday asking for a refund, an apology and a written statement as to how they intend to rectify the situation.
“I was told I could get a refund but nothing else would happen until the manager returned on Monday.”
Ms Morris said she still does not know what she swallowed and is expecting the toxicology report next week.
“I intend to take legal action because of the stress this has put me under,” she said.
“You walk into a shop and buy food to eat in good faith and this happens without any explanation or even apology. I am a pregnant woman and I really feared for my baby.”
BP said it was extremely concerned but added it only supplied the station with fuel under its name.
BP Shinju owner Brodie Tailor said he was told the matter was under investigation.
“We have been told this is in the hands of police and have nothing else to say,” he said.
Shire of Broome chief executive Kenn Donohoe said council officials had conducted an inspection of the premises and also spoken to Ms Morris.
“The manager health services and an environmental health officer have now visited the business in question and conducted a food premises inspection in accordance with the Food Act 2008,” Mr Donohoe said.
“The two officers also visited and interviewed the complainant, and collected the bread roll in question which will now be sent for analysis to determine what its contents are.
“Once these results are received the Shire can then determine the most appropriate course of action.” What a remarkably unconcerned response from the shop too, they should be falling all over themselves to apologise and compensate her. This shop is in WA too. Unbelievable