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Friday, 30 August 2013

Boots pulls vegetarian pasta pots off the shelves after customer finds it contains CHICKEN

(from http://www.dailymail.co.uk)

Boots has removed its cheese and tomato pasta pot meals from its shelves after a customer complained she tucked into the vegetarian snack – and swallowed a mouthful of chicken.

The product was pulled after teenager Fayah Hussain, a Muslim who only eats halal meat, found the meat in the dish which had been labelled with a green V to mark it as a vegetarian cuisine.

Last night, the retail giant admitted it had received a small number of complaints about the Delicious Simply Cheese and Tomato Salad and temporarily removed the meal from its stores.

Fayah, who purchased the fast food at Birmingham Airport’s Boots outlet last Friday, alleges she was only offered a £1.90 refund and snack bar when she complained to staff about the meat content at the branch.

Fayah, from Yardley Wood, Birmingham, said: 'Muslims who have passed through Birmingham Airport must have eaten this without knowing. It’s disgusting.
'But this isn’t just about Muslims. How many vegetarians have eaten meat without knowing?'

Fayah said she knew immediately that there was a problem with the dish when she tasted it.

She added: 'As soon as I bit into it, I knew there was something different.

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