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Old 14.12.2011, 17:19
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables! ( harmless spider)



I'd be scared.
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Old 14.12.2011, 17:23
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables! ( harmless spider)

I think we need a subforum in Complaints Corner called First World Complaints.

But please don't move this to Forum Support!
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Old 14.12.2011, 18:08
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Seems like we have scared him/her away.
Or he/she has been eaten by one of those spiders that hide in lettuces and resist magnetic detection.
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Old 14.12.2011, 18:11
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables! ( harmless spider)

I found a little caterpillar in my Kelloggs Special K cereal. The odd thing was, the caterpillar itself looked like a little Special K.

This was more than a year ago. It is hard to say if I am still traumatised, but I must admit I look more closely at my Special K than I used to, in case I see looking up at me.
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Old 14.12.2011, 18:18
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables! ( harmless spider)

You're such a wimp, cringing at a spider. I got an earwig in my celery, and everyone knows they're much grosser than spiders.
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Old 14.12.2011, 18:24
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I'm way more concerned about the fact they called the poor [sic] spider an insect!

Oh the Entomology horror!


Edit: Apparently I was not the only one...
I wouldn't worry. Spider's are not normally overly obsessed with entymology.
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Old 14.12.2011, 18:30
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables! ( harmless spider)

It was the half caterpillar I found in my brocolli that bothered me.
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Old 14.12.2011, 18:43
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables! ( harmless spider)

What happened to the spider ???

Is she still alive? Is she going to be on the cover of the next Nature sharing protagonism with the Higgs boson? I am sure millions of entomologists would rejoice to see the a newly found a spider that belong to the Insecta.

Still, I worry about the fate of the spider...
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Old 14.12.2011, 19:07
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables! ( harmless spider)

I once found a maggot in a Migros Bio yoghurt. Have to say I have never bought that brand ever again

Spiders hiding in the broccoli are quite common - I once boiled one....
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I have to confess, when I read the title I thought some scientist had found an unkown species inside a bag of frozen peas with Madagascar as country of origin or something... First thing coming to mind was a bird...
Concerning the title of the thread: I've bought packed vegetable of various kinds many times. I practically always found a species or even two or three in those bags. Seems to be very common in this banana republic called Swiss.

Just last week I bought a wrapped cauliflower. Believe it or not, I found a big fat specimen of Brassica oleracea in the package. This week, in a bag of green beans, I found (sit down before you read this!) about 70 (SEVENTY!!!) specimens of Phaseolus vulgaris, all of them in full state of pregnancy (or whatever you call that). No kidding!

I could compile a huge list of such shocking finds. And the people at the stores do not even apologize, let alone give me chocolate. They just laugh at me and wisper to one another, "Oh no, it's him again!"

Now this is Swiss customer service as we know it. Of course, if I were in the USA, I'd sue the heck out of any grocer that sells me tomatoes full of Solanum lycopersicum, which obviously is illegal over there, but here no one seems to care. Even Swiss lawyers make fun of me too.
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Old 14.12.2011, 21:52
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Dear All,

Recent we purchased some packed green vegetables in one of the largest chain group of consumer store in Switzerland. After coming home, we kept that covered / packed vegetable in the fridge. Two days later, when we opened the vegeatable, we found a big spider coming out of the vegatable..! we kep the same as it is without using and when informed to the store manager about this with the photo's and told them that we still have the vegetable and spider - they expressed thier regrets and gave us the box of chocolate and asked us to get the vegetable as soon to the store for the lab testing. Till we handover the vegetable, we got follow up calls - once after the exchange of vegetable, we never heard anything from them. And after a 2 weeks pause, we received a mail from them saying: (Translated from French to English)
"Knowing that some harmless species of spiders can be found in the area of ​​vegetable gardening and no detection electronic or magnetic is possible at the time of packaging of this product, it may, unfortunately, a insect escapes the notice of sorters on production lines."

What I should do now? do I need to ignore this thinking its part of life? or what actions can be taken to make them understand spiders are not harmless insects or how they are going to stop this further?


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