A HOME cook poured a packet of chopped tomatoes into his spaghetti bolognese and found a huge chunk of rubber.
Liam Fogerty bought the tomatoes from Sainsbury’s and shortly afterwards tweeted a picture of the 4 inch object at the firm.
He wrote: “Just found a big chunk of rubber in my chopped tomatoes. How is that even possible?”
Sainsbury’s wrote back: “Hi Liam, I’m very sorry about this. Which store was this bought in and can you send a pic of the barcode? Ryan.”
Liam, 26, from Edinburgh, bought the packet at the chain’s Cameron Toll branch.
He said: “I was making bolognese on Tuesday and I chucked the tomatoes in.
“Then I saw this big lump and I realised it was quite a sizeable lump of rubber.
“It was that sturdy it looked like it had fallen off a machine or something. It looked quite industrial.”
He added: “I was making the dinner for my father. I scrapped it and just went out and bought the same ingredients, but from Morrisons.”
“I was shocked, rather surprised. I’ve never really found anything in food so I was quite disappointed. It could have been something else.”
A spokeswoman for Sainsbury’s said: ““We are sorry our customer had this experience. We have spoken to the customer and we are investigating the matter further with our suppliers.”