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Australia ‘Can someone please tell me what this is?’ Woman finds mystery bug eggs hidden inside bag of Coles pre-washed baby spinach

13:05  14 september  2018
13:05  14 september  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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a close up of a flower© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A Sydney woman has found a group of mysterious bug eggs on her baby spinach leaves in a ‘pre-washed’ bag from Coles.

In a Facebook post, the customer recalled her nasty surprise and asked the supermarket: ‘Can someone please tell me what this is?’

Responding to the customer, Coles allegedly said they have ‘strict quality controls in place’ to prevent incidents like this.

  ‘Can someone please tell me what this is?’ Woman finds mystery bug eggs hidden inside bag of Coles pre-washed baby spinach © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

A Coles spokesperson told Yahoo7 News that it takes the quality of all of its products seriously and has contacted the customer to follow up on the complaint.

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‘As always, we encourage customers to return any item they’re not 100% happy with to their nearest store for a full refund or replacement,’ they said.

a close up of a bug: An entomologist form the University of Queensland believes the eggs were likely from a noctuid moth (pictured)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited An entomologist form the University of Queensland believes the eggs were likely from a noctuid moth (pictured)

Kathy Ebert is an entomologist - a person focused on the study of insects - from the University of Queensland and she told reporters where she expects the eggs have come from.

She believes that they were likely eggs from noctuid moths, who are prone to laying eggs on this particular vegetable.

Fortunately, Ebert said that although not ideal, there wasn’t necessarily any health risk associated with consuming them.

This isn't the first time customers have found unexpected guests in bags of supposedly 'pre-washed' salad.

However, when a student from New South Wales found a bug in her Coles Caesar Salad kit last month, it caused controversy online with many people saying that it was often a sign of healthy, thriving crops and that people should 'suck it up' rather than complain.

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