Black Widow Spider Found In Whole Food Grapes

According to WBZ in Boston a man found a black widow spider in his package of Whole Foods grapes. Don’t worry though, while the bite of the Black Widow is painful, few people die from it.

From WBZ:

A manager told [the customer] the entire shipment of Anthony’s brand organic red seedless grapes would be removed from the shelves.

In a statement to WBZ, Whole Foods said spiders are part of the landscape at their California grower and “although we are very cautious when unpacking produce, sometimes insects are not detected.”
[The customer] said Whole Foods offered him gift cards if he’d leave the spider with them. But, he wants to keep it, at least for now.

The article says the black widow is one of the most common creatures found in produce and sightings are on the rise because farmers are using less-toxic pesticides.

Black Widow Spider Found In Whole Foods Grapes [WBZ]