Grandfather finds piece of razor blade in beef burger during family barbecue

The piece of razor blade found in a Birdseye beef burger by Mick Nembhard from Thetford.

The piece of razor blade found in a Birdseye beef burger by Mick Nembhard from Thetford. - Credit: Archant

A grandfather found a piece of razor blade in his Birdseye burger at a family barbecue in Thetford on Sunday.

The burger with a piece of razor blade in it found by Mick Nembhard from Thetford.

The burger with a piece of razor blade in it found by Mick Nembhard from Thetford. - Credit: Archant

The family of Mick Nembhard, from Thetford, had already enjoyed three Birdseye original beef burgers at a barbecue on Sunday when the 55-year-old put three more on the grill for his son.

But as the burgers cooked, Mr Nembhard noticed something unusual.

'It was a sunny day and I saw something glinting on the top of the burger. I thought it must have been a bit of tin foil, but I hadn't used any.

'I asked my daughter to have a look and she said it was a piece of razor blade,' he said.


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Mr Nembhard took the burgers back to Farm Foods in Thetford where he had bought them.

He was given a refund and promised that Birdseye would be informed.

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He said: 'My three-year-old grand-daughter was with us and if she had eaten that it would have been no joke.

'If anyone swallowed a piece of metal like that it could do you some serious damage - it turned my stomach as I was thinking about what was in the ones we'd already eaten.'

A spokesman for Birdseye said Mr Nembhard would have to send in the burger and piece of blade for an investigation to take place.

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