Australia'Straight in the bin': Mother's horror after noticing her Coles chicken is GREEN - but the supermarket chain says there's nothing wrong with it
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A mother's roast dinner came to an abrupt end after she discovered that her Coles-bought chicken was green inside.
Perth woman Lisa Wood was enjoying a meal with her four-year-old daughter on Tuesday night when she noticed the BBQ chicken they had been eating was discoloured.
Ms Wood posted a photo of the chicken to Coles' Facebook page, saying she felt sick after the discovery and had thrown the chicken straight in the bin.
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'My daughter and I tucked in... when she wanted more I was horrified to find this.....although with research the claims are its normal it's straight in the bin,' she wrote.
Ms Wood continued to say that although she had spent years shopping at Coles, she was considering blacklisting the supermarket.
Coles responded saying the discoloured chicken meat was fine to eat and the colour was simply a result of the chicken flapping its wings too much.
'Deep pectoral myopathy is a green discolouration of the flesh caused by swelling from oxygen deficiency in the muscle. This can occur if the bird flaps its wings too much,' Coles wrote on Facebook.
The supermarket claimed they had strict food quality standards and offered Ms Wood a refund.
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'We have strict quality standards that our poultry partners work to and this chicken should not have been packed.
'We are sorry that on this occasion it has been missed and encourage you to return the product to your nearest store for a full refund.'
Ms Wood was left unimpressed after the awful discovery and questioned how Coles' chicken suppliers were treating their animals.
'Why all of a sudden is it happening in multiple cases in Coles chickens - what are the conditions the animals are living in,' She wrote.
The Perth mother claimed her father was a professional chef and had never seen anything like the green chicken in 70 years.
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