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Species found in packed vegetables! ( harmless spider)

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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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Re: Species found in packed vegetables!

you found a creature common to gardens
in a bag of produce from a garden
you informed the shop of this
you received an apology
an explanation
AND a box of chocolates

what should you do now?

get a life?


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p.s.. regarding your interests in profile... turn off the TV... go outside .... breath ( but watch out for the spiders. )
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables!

Who says spiders are harmful? And didn't the package say "wash before consuming" which is what you should do with veggies anyway?
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables!

and .. welcome to the forum ( maiden post in Complaints Corner ).
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables!

The poor froggie! It could have suffocated!
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables!

You had a vegetable sent to a lab because there was a spider on it? And now, weeks later, you're still wondering what to do about this earth shattering experience of finding a bug in a place where bugs generally reside?

Your bravery and perserverence in the face of such horror is admirable, I salute you.

Next time try removing the spider and washing the vegetable.
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You had a vegetable sent to a lab because there was a spider on it? And now, weeks later, you're still wondering what to do about this earth shattering experience of finding a bug in a place where bugs generally reside?

Your bravery and perserverence in the face of such horror is admirable, I salute you.

Next time try removing the spider and washing the vegetable.
You are not, by any chance, American?
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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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Have you considered that living specimens may be a good sign as it shows the vegetables haven't been sprayed excessively?
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You are not, by any chance, American?
Or live under a bridge with a penchant for billy goats?
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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?
WOW, really?! You could have been killed!
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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.
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this has got to be a hoax. there's no way that you could find this level of response/service in switzerland!
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables!

Yesterday I found two little snails in my nussi salad, at least now I have a hope that those greens are safe to eat
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables!

Seems like we have scared him/her away.
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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?

You must be in shock. I think a strongly worded letter to the supermarket management explaining that spiders are not insects but are, in fact, arachnids
and you are mortified that they got this wrong.

Maybe you'll get more chocolates?
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables!

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...
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables!

Many of the stores here carry fresh veg that is set up "market style" aka, displayed and purchased openly rather than in sealed packages.

Maybe in the future you want to go with something like those as IF they arrive from the farm complete with nature on them, said nature has a means of escaping within the store instead of being brought to someone's home while still stuck inside some packaging.


I didn't look at where you're from, I know most of the places I've lived people would have freaked out about insects / spiders on their vegetables also BUT here in Switzerland, folks tend to have a bit more natural outlook on these things. Spiders on plants helps keep down the bugs which means better quality of produce... I'm not so keen on spiders but I'd much rather find a spider in my package than discover that I've shared a portion of my lettuce with the caterpillar which I've just bitten in half.
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables!

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...
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Re: Species found in packed vegetables!

This is a wonderful thread, with such funny responses, it's cheering up my otherwise cold, grey and blustery day.

I actually really like the person that started it, very much....
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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...
Haha that would have been something
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