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Horrified dad finds ‘live maggot’ moving in his Asda sweetcorn bag

A horrified dad felt "disgusted" after reportedly discovering a live maggot in his Asda shopping.

The dad-of-one from Aintree was unpacking his online order on Sunday, August 29, when he spotted something moving in a bag of baby sweetcorn.

Upon closer inspection, the bag which was part of the delivery from the Ormskirk Road store was reportedly found to contain a live maggot.

The 30-year-old man, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Liverpool ECHO: "I was just unpacking the order with my wife and sorting things to go into the fridge when I saw something moving.

"When I saw the maggot I was shocked and disgusted.

"If I hadn't seen that I would have eaten it myself for tea or given it to my one-year-old son.

"I felt sick."

He then proceeded to get in touch with Asda customer services, with the supermarket chain arguing that they have not received a formal complaint from the customer.

The dad said: "I got in touch because I didn't know if they would need to do an urgent recall.

"I'm just concerned that this might have happened to other people too.

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"We were lucky but my son could have easily eaten that."

A spokesperson for ASDA said: “All of our fresh fruit and veg gets thoroughly washed as part of the packaging process, but as our baby sweetcorn is grown naturally in the ground, sometimes a tag-along may find its way through.

"Although we have not yet received a complaint from this customer, anybody who is unhappy with a delivery can return the product for a full refund."

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