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This student opened a tin of sweetcorn and found it full of mould

A student from Cardiff had a shock when she opened a tin of sweetcorn – and found it was full of mould.

Elin Rosser, 20, bought the tin of Green Giant veg from Sainsbury’s in Thornhill on Wednesday afternoon.

But when she got home and opened it she didn’t just find sweetcorn inside but green goo everywhere – despite the best before date being July 2020.

There wasn’t just sweetcorn inside the tin
(Image: Elin Rosser)

Elin, who is studying at Aberystwyth University, said: “My first concern was botulism, but afterwards my reaction was one of disgust.

“There’s mould the whole way through. It must not have been sealed properly.”

Both Green Giant and Sainsbury’s have apologised for the incident.

A spokesman for General Mills, who own the brand, said: “The quality and safety of our products is of the utmost importance to General Mills.

“All Green Giant products are produced under stringently controlled hygienic conditions employing the most rigorous quality control procedures.

“The vacuum level of cans are automatically checked and the can seams are inspected for faults.

“However, if vacuum is lost through subsequent damage during distribution, from our warehouse to the retailer, it is possible that the can and the contents may deteriorate to the extent you described.

“We take every practicable precaution to ensure that our products reach our customers in excellent condition and we are sorry that Ms Rosser’s experience of this product was so poor.

“If she has not done so already we would ask her to contact our careline on 0800 897 777.”

A Sainsbury’s spokeswoman said: “We’ve apologised to Elin for this unpleasant find and are arranging a refund.”

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