Shocked Bristol man claims he found ‘large shard of glass’ in Lidl chicken nuggets while feeding family

Isaac Smith claims he found a shard of glass in the chicken nugget bought from his local LidlIsaac Smith claims he found a shard of glass in the chicken nugget bought from his local Lidl
Isaac Smith claims he found a shard of glass in the chicken nugget bought from his local Lidl | Isaac Smith
‘At first we thought a bit of tooth had fallen out, only to discover it was a shard of glass’

A shocked Bristol man has spoken of his horror after he claims he found glass inside chicken nuggets he was feeding to his two nieces.

Isaac Smith had bought the Red Hen label breaded chicken nuggets from his local Lidl store on Bath Road in Brislington on Friday because his two nieces were staying with him for the weekend.

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But as he was feeding the children, he says he spotted the sharp object hidden among the food.

Isaac told Bristol World: “My partner, Jake, and I were feeding my two nieces when we found a large glass shard in one of the chicken nuggets.

“Jake ate one of the kid’s chicken nuggets and at first we thought a bit of tooth had fallen out, only to spit it out and discover it was not a tooth but a shard of glass.

“We were absolutely in shock. We had a look at the nugget only to find another shard of glass inside.

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“We made sure the kids didn’t eat any more nuggets and we kept the contaminated nugget as evidence along with the glass itself.”

Isaac says he wanted to share his experience just in case other batches are also contaminated with glass.

“We were fuming so we contacted Lidl and explained our anger. I feel that lots of families have these chicken nuggets in their freezers as they are commonly fed to children so this needs to be shared to stop something bad happening if a child eats nuggets that are contaminated.”

Isaac said he contacted the Bath Road store and he was assured that the remaining bags of frozen chicken nuggets were being removed as a precaution.

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A Lidl spokesperson said: “We were very sorry to hear of this matter, as it is never our intention for a customer to be dissatisfied.

“We work very closely with our suppliers to ensure that the products we sell are of the highest possible quality for our customers. We are, therefore, disappointed if our expected high standards were not met on this occasion.

“Upon contact from the customer this morning, our Customer Care team immediately escalated it to Quality Assurance.

“Whilst we’ve had no other cases of this nature relating to this product, a full investigation with the supplier will be carried out and the customer will be kept updated on the outcome.”

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