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Family offered free box of cereal after teen finds dead bat in Rice Krispies

7 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Monday, June 20 2016 Jun 20, 2016 June 20, 2016 9:22 AM June 20, 2016 in News
Source: Daily Record
Image: David Taylor / Daily Record

GLASGOW, Scotland - A Scottish family was offered a voucher for a new box of cereal after a decomposing bat was found inside a box of Rice Krispies.

17-year-old Sehr Rafique said she was transferring the cereal into a plastic container when she spotted the dead bat, according to the Daily Record.

“I screamed the house down when I saw the bat,” Rafique told the Glasgow-based newspaper. “I am scared of spiders as it is, so this terrified me. I have never seen a bat up close, never mind one which I almost ate.”

The teen said the bat was lodged between the box and the inner bag of cereal and had already begun to decompose.

Her father contacted Kellogg’s concerning the bat. The company responded by offering the family vouchers for a replacement box of cereal and instructed the family to send them the bat so they could further investigate.

Kellogg’s says the company adheres to “very strict food safety rules” and are taking the complaint very seriously.

Sehr says the gruesome discovery has “put me off eating Kellogg’s ever again.”

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