Mum Horrified To Find 'Lizard Head' In Her Lidl Vegan Bolognese

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Polly Wheaton, 47, was horrified when her daughter found a lizard head in her vegan Bolognese sauce from Lidl. Polly says that her daughter Isabelle is shaken by the incident is still unable to eat anything properly. The German spokesperson for the supermarket has apologized to Polly and her family for the unfortunate incident but Polly has made it clear that she won't ever be able to shop from that market again.

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#1 She found a scaly head of a reptile in her soup that was about the size of her thumbnail

A woman recently found the head of a lizard in her vegan bolognese sauce. Polly Wheaton, 47, popped out to Lidl to buy the ingredients for a vegan spag bol for her twin daughters Isabelle and Megan, 20. It was only after taking a few mouthfuls of her soup that Isabelle. found what looked like a scaly head of a reptile in her soup.

The family believes it came from a jar of sauce or tin of tomatoes from the supermarket.

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#2 "It was traumatising - my daughter still can't eat properly after this."

Nail technician Polly, from Shoeburyness, Essex, said: "It was traumatising - my daughter still can't eat properly after this.

"It's not about being vegan - nobody wants to find that in their food, whether they eat meat or not. But it did make it all the more revolting for her.

"I feel at the very least that this product should have been recalled. The fact that we found an exotic animal in our food in the middle of a global pandemic is shocking.

"But I haven't had so much as a courtesy call from Lidl to apologise.

"I've had to constantly chase them over the last six weeks, and all they've told me is that their complaints team is still looking into it.

"I think this should take precedence over someone who has complained about a bad can of baked beans or something."

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#3 Polly says she certainly won't be shopping at this place again

Polly says the suspected reptile's head was about the size of her thumbnail. This is why the reason probably why she had not seen it when she was pouring the ingredients into her sauce on May 27.

She added: "I don't usually shop at Lidl - during the lockdown, I've just found it to be the most convenient and the most quiet supermarket.

"But I certainly won't be shopping there again."

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#4 Spokesperson for the supermarket apologizes to Polly's family for the distasteful incident

A spokesperson for the German supermarket said: "We were very sorry to hear of this matter and would like to sincerely apologise for any distress that this may have caused.

"Following the customer's initial enquiry the case was immediately raised to our Quality Assurance team who launched a thorough investigation with our suppliers."

"At Lidl, we pride ourselves on having thorough procedures in place to ensure that our products are of the highest possible quality for our customers.

"We are, therefore, disappointed that these expected high standards have not been met on this occasion.

"We are keeping the customer updated on the progress of this investigation, and upon its conclusion will share any results directly."

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