Back in 2007, a man in Northern Ireland opened up a loaf of bread and found a whole, mercifully dead, rat. (The BBC is reporting that it’s a mouse, but it’s either a giant mutant mouse or a rat.) A judge heard the case this week, and fined the bakery £1,000 ($1,653) “plus costs.”
A defence lawyer told the court that the presence of the mouse was a shock to the company. He suggested it might have been put in the tin to “sabotage” the baker who has been in business for 60 years and has never had any complaints.
Neither the man who bought the bread nor the rat’s family received settlements for their pain and suffering.
Man found dead mouse in malt loaf [BBC] (Thanks, Kristin!)