Dead Mouse Sanis, Anyone? – 27 September 2010

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Mouse in bread

Well, would you look at that. Yes, dear, it is what it seems; a dead mouse literally embedded into a loaf of bread. Appetising, isn’t it?

The mouse was found in a loaf of Hovis Bread in January 2009, by Stephen Forse of Oxfordshire. Hovis’ parent company (Premiere Foods) was fined £16,821.14 at Oxford Crown Court. You do wonder if the 14p was really justified, though…

In July, they admitted to failing to maintain acceptable standards at its London factory.

It makes you think about your toast though. It’s food for thought. Still, anyone for a sandwich?

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a 20-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. A self-professed "lover of life", he enjoys a busy calendar of activities and engagements. With regular involvement in the Scout Association and his church, he was made Head Boy in his final year at school. After a gap-year spent as a Teaching Assistant at a local junior school, he is now half-way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he swims, reads, and enjoys writing about himself in the third-person.