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(unwanted) insects in food

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(unwanted) insects in food

jakew8 | Jan 14, 2009 08:03 AM

Yesterday I bought a cup of soup from the cafeteria in my office. When I got back to my desk I discovered--before eating any--that there were small insects floating around in the soup. At first they looked like spices or caraway seeds or something. I brought it back to the cafeteria and the manager pulled the entire batch of soup and refunded my money and of course apologized.

Strangely, the incident didn't bother me at all. It was a beef barley soup and I suspect that the insects were in the dry barley to begin with. Once I bought a can of Quaker Oats from the supermarket and it had similar, small dead bugs in it. I wrote the company and they said that it happens from time to time and they gave me some coupons.

What do you think? Did the cafeteria commit a mortal sin by not noticing the bugs in the soup? (I'm assuming here that they didn't notice--had they seen them and served the soup anyway, that would be a different matter.)

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