Shopper finds rat remains in cereal bar

A cut-price food chain tonight ordered a national recall of packs of cereal bars after a customer found a rodent's body parts inside the product and complained to a Norfolk council.

A cut-price food chain tonight ordered a national recall of packs of cereal bars after a customer found a rodent's body parts inside the product and complained to a Norfolk council.

Netto is asking customers to return the six packs of Minimum cranberry and apple flavoured bars.

It comes after a customer found the tail and body parts of what looked like a mouse inside the product and contacted Breckland Council, which is now carrying out an investigation, according to a Food Standards Agency spokeswoman.

The store where the bar was bought remains uncertain.

The only Netto branch in the Breckland area is at Swaffham and the Danish-owned company has 135 stores across the UK, including King's Lynn.

Netto's in-store notices say the reason for the recall is “foreign body contamination”.

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The company is asking customers who have purchased cereal bars with three relevant batch codes to return the product to Netto stores for a full refund.

The Food Standards Agency spokeswoman said the rodent parts had been “very visible” in the affected product, making it unlikely that anyone would have eaten it by accident.

No-one from Breckland Council was last night able to comment on the investigation and Netto was unavailable to discuss the recall.

For details on the relevant batch codes see the Food Standards Agency website: www.food.gov.uk .