Helen had a bug of a meal in a box

HELEN Dawdry got far more than she bargained for when she was about to bite in to her favourite lunchtime snack.Amongst the beef, carrots and onions in her Weight Watchers Beef Hot Pot lurked an inch long bug.

HELEN Dawdry got far more than she bargained for when she was about to bite in to her favourite lunchtime snack.

Amongst the beef, carrots and onions in her Weight Watchers Beef Hot Pot lurked an inch long bug.

The 23-year-old was at work at Antistat on the Claydon industrial park and like any other day she put her meal in the microwave and waited to sit down to lunch.

But the low-fat meal had more hidden calories than she had bargained for – in the form of a nasty creepy crawly.

"I sat at my desk and looked down. At first I thought it was a piece of vegetable but to my horror I pulled it out and it was a disgusting bug.

"I am just so glad I spotted it before I actually bit in to it. I always eat their meals at lunch time and in fact it is a running joke at work because I never have anything else. But that will all change now. It is definitely back to sandwiches for me," said Miss Dawdry, of Grange Farm, Kesgrave.

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Minutes after she found the creature she was straight on the phone to Heinz who told her to bag the offending bug and send it to them.

"They really didn't seem that bothered but gave me a reference number and told me to send it off, " she added.

A spokesman from manufacturer Heinz said they were aware of the situation and were dealing with it.

"Miss Dawdry has been in touch with us and we offered to send her some packaging so she could in turn send us the meal and the object she found in it.

"It is difficult to comment at the moment as obviously we are unaware of what she has found. However as soon as we receive it we can begin an investigation and hopefully come to a solution to suit all parties," he said.

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