A two-inch screw nail was found inside a Nestlé ice-cream cone purchased at a ParknShop outlet in Tsz Wan Shan, prompting fears of food contamination, Apple Daily reports.
A lady surnamed Lo said she was at her grandmother’s home at Tsz Ching Estate in Tsz Wan Shan last Saturday and was having a cone of Nestlé ice-cream purchased a day earlier from the ParknShop supermarket downstairs.
Then she bit on a hard object, which at first she thought was a piece of chocolate but soon she discovered it was a two-inch-long silver screw nail.
Lo said it was disgusting to find a nail inside the cone and suspected that something must have gone wrong during the manufacturing process.
She said her grandmother had bought a pack of mango-flavored ice-cream in cones and one pack of chocolate-flavored ones for a combined HK$55.9.
“My nephew is only two years old, and she could have swallowed the nail,” Lo said.
She said she has filed a complaint with the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and she hopes the authorities will collect more samples from the outlet for further investigation.
A spokesperson for Nestlé said it was the first time they received such a report and they wish to get in touch with the consumer to get more details about the incident.
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