Getting kids to eat their vegetables just got a little harder after one Utah woman found what appeared to be a severed snake head in a can of green beans.
Troy Walker made the startling discovery in a can of Western Family green beans as she was preparing dinner for a church group on Wednesday, according to the Deseret News.
“It looked pretty much like a burnt bean,” she said. “And then as I got closer to lift it off the spoon, I saw eyes. … That’s when I just dropped it and screamed.”
Walker returned the beans, and the extra surprise, to the grocery store where they were purchased and was offered a refund for the full purchase of approximately 30 cans of beans. “My biggest concern (was) that someone else would get the body,” she said.
Walker also sent a photo of the decapitated head to the head of the Western Family company, which has halted production and is investigating the report.
“At this point, the product is on hold at the wholesale level,” said the company’s chief financial officer, Pete Craven. “As soon as we know something like this, we stop all shipments until we know what’s going on with the foreign material. Foreign matter is not something we take lightly. We want to know what it is, and we will immediately research and do any level of correction as we can.”
As for Walker, she has tried to keep a sense of humor about the incident though she said she was unable to eat for a little while. “I haven’t eaten much today because I still get a little queasy,” she said Thursday. “I could not eat last night. It was just terrible.”
She joked that her invitation to family members to join her for dinner this weekend had to include a disclaimer.
“I said, ‘I promise I am not going to serve green beans. We are not having green beans,'” she said. “Please answer.”
Watch the video via WTHR below.