A Nokia phone found its way into a bag of Clancy’s Ripple Potato Chips, where it surprised Wisconsin nosher Emma Schweiger. The phone, which didn’t work, was slathered with “greasy potato-chip film” and looked like it once lived on a belt clip. The chip’s distributor, Aldi, pulled all other Clancy’s chips with the same batch and expiration date and, by way of apology, offered Schweiger a free bag of chips. She isn’t biting…
“You kind of don’t want chips for a while” after something like that, she said.
Schweiger contacted the Madison office of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and an official there told her to hang onto the bag for an investigation, she said.
FDA officials could not be reached for comment Friday.
Schweiger isn’t sure what she’ll do next but hopes the FDA can track down the owner of the phone.
She’s glad she found the phone and not a child who might have put it in his or her mouth, she said. She’s also glad the phone wasn’t in a product she would have heated, she said.
Schweiger doesn’t know when she’ll have an appetite for potato chips again, but when she does, she’ll do things a little differently.
“I will never, ever eat chips out of a bag again,” she said. “They will be dumped in the bowl.”
Local woman finds unpleasant surprise in her potato chips [The Janesville Gazette] (Thanks to Rob!)