Girl Bites Into a Needle While Eating a Kroger Pastry

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By NTD Newsroom
September 15, 2019US News
Girl Bites Into a Needle While Eating a Kroger Pastry
A Kroger apple strudel pastry with a long pin. (Courtesy of WXYZ)

A young girl from Dearborn, Michigan, bit into a needle when she took a bite from a Kroger apple strudel, according to her father, WXYZ reported.

“She took a pastry out of her mouth, and I looked down, and there was a needle there,” Richardo Ruel, the girl’s father told the outlet.

“I was kind of freaked out initially; like how did that get in there you know, was there anything else in there or any other ones,” Ruel said.

Ruel contacted the local store and filed a customer’s report.

kroger store
This June 12, 2012 file photo shows a Kroger store in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

“The process that was explained to me is that they come in frozen and the bakery department, the bakers, they take everything out; they put them in trays. They bake them there at Kroger at the bakery. They package them and then put the stickers on them, the labels,” said Ruel.

After WXYZ reached out to Kroger’s for comment, they received the following statement: “We are currently investigating and have been in contact with the consumer. We take matters like this very seriously as safety is one of our core values for both customers and associates.”

Nobody knows how the needle ended up in the pastry, but it could have ended much worse, had the girl swallowed it.

“If they find that someone maliciously did that with ill will, yeah, by all means, prosecute to the full intent,” Ruel said.

He says he has contacted a lawyer and there will be a meeting with the company’s management at the end of this month.

In June, The Epoch Times reported on another seemingly harmless product of Kroger’s that however contained a dangerous payload.

Kroger Recalls Some Berries Over Possible Hepatitis-A Contamination

Grocery stores owned by Kroger across the country are recalling store-label frozen berries because they might be contaminated with hepatitis A.

There have been no reported illnesses.

recalled blackberries
Packaging of recalled frozen berries. (FDA)

The stores include Kroger, Ralphs, Fry’s, Fred Meyer and other chains. The recalled fruit is branded “Private Selection.” According to the company announcement on the FDA website, the recalled frozen berries are:

  • The private selection frozen triple berry medley, 48 OZ (Best by 07-07-20),
  • The private selection frozen triple berry medley, 16 OZ (Best by 06-19-20)
  • The private selection frozen blackberries, 16 OZ (Best by 06-19-20, 07-02-20),

Kroger announced that it has removed the berries from store shelves and that customers who have them at home should not eat them.

Bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store.
Bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

“Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from exposure to the Hepatitis A virus, including from food. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months. Illness generally occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine, and pale stool,” said FDA.

The Food and Drug Administration discovered the contamination.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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