Fowl play: furious Aldi shopper claims she found “poo-stained chicken bum” in packet of thighs


A FURIOUS Aldi shopper has blasted the retailer after she bought chicken thighs which she claims still had the animal’s poo-stained bum attached.

Tracy Angus from Upwell, Norfolk was disgusted to the meat she purchased on Monday from Aldi’s Wisbech store “included the chicken’s bottom complete with faeces”.

She also lambasted Aldi over their labeling of the £1.79 product as “Fresh Class A” saying it was “more like class a***.”

Revolting images show a suspicious looking brown stain near an opening in the chicken meat.

A disgusted Tracy took to Facebook to complain to the retailer.

Revolting images show a suspicious looking brown stain near an opening in the chicken meat. (C) Tracy Angus

She posted the photos with the caption: “I bought these ‘chicken thighs’ from Aldi on Monday.

“I was going to use them for this evening’s dinner but when I separated them I found they were not in fact thighs and one portion included the chicken’s bottom complete with faeces!

“Can you explain why your Chicken Thighs are not thighs and why they include chicken faeces please.

“Unacceptable product I’m afraid!”

Fellow social media users have reacted with revulsion to the post.

Nickie Hanna commented: “The reason I stopped buying meat from Aldi.”

And Karen Louise said: “Totally unacceptable, it honestly makes me think who on earth is preparing, packing Aldi’s food! Aldi aren’t quality checks undertaken?”

Speaking today, Tracy said: “I had bought Aldi’s chicken thighs last week and they weren’t thighs either but I thought oh well it doesn’t matter so I bought them again on Monday.

“I was defrosting them and pulling them apart I saw this big yellow green gunk.”

“It just oozed out and I asked my husband and he said ‘Trace, that’s the chicken’s bum.’ Well, we call it a parson’s nose.”

“The consistency was like a baby’s nappy it just oozed out it was horrendous.”

“It says on the packaging ‘Class A’ meat, it’s definitely not class A, it’s more like class A***!”

“I won’t buy chicken at Aldi again because the first week it wasn’t chicken thighs and now this, what are they selling as thighs? It’s not on.

“It’s not the money, it’s the fact that they are selling meat different to what they are packaging. They need to be more vigilant obviously, somebody needs to investigate.”

(C) Tracy Angus

An Aldi spokesman said: “We have asked that Ms Angus return the product to store so we can investigate this further with our supplier and have apologised for any inconvenience caused.”

It is understood that neither Aldi nor their supplier have had any similar complaints of this nature.

A company insider said their supplier has stringent processes in place to ensure the quality of chicken produced.

The source added that it was impossible to identify the object from the customer’s photos.

But he conceded that, while unlikely, it would appear that it could be partially digested food.

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