A mother spotted what appeared to be a worm in a fish stick from a bird’s eye view as she was about to serve it to her young daughter.
Rona Lovell, 28, bought the fish fingers from Asda in Skelton, North Yorkshire, but saw a “curled up green thing” when she cut one up.
She said: “I discovered the worm when I opened it for my two-year-old daughter.
“I cut it open and opened it up and saw the curled up green thing sticking out inside the fish. I pulled it with a fork.
“I felt disgusted. I’ve even lost my appetite. I was also shocked because I trusted Birds Eye.
“We loved Birds Eye fish fingers, but we won’t be buying this product again.”
According to Rona, the worm is about the size of a clevis.
A listing on Asda’s website states that the frozen fish fingers contain Alaska pollock.
A recent study in Brazil showed out of a sample of 108 frozen Alaska pollock fillets that only 18 contained no parasites.
According to the Food Standards Agency, freezing kills parasites.
Rona says she reached out to Birds Eye but heard nothing from them.
She now urges other people to be vigilant when buying and eating Birds Eye fish fingers.
She said: “All I can say is that even if you think a product is good, it’s better to double-check everything.
“You may have missed a parasite or worm, but finding it in your food isn’t very appealing – especially if you’re going to serve it to your kids.”
Birds Eye has been contacted by Metro.co.uk for comment.
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https://metro.co.uk/2022/12/02/north-yorkshire-mum-finds-worm-in-birds-eye-fish-finger-from-asda-17868495/ North Yorkshire: Mum finds 'worm' in Asda Birds Eye fish fingers