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Woman Finds Plastic in Ravioli From Walmart

She believes the inch-long dirty piece of plastic came in a frozen pack of Walmart-brand pasta.

A woman in Chicago said she had just begun eating a bowl of Walmart-brand ravioli when she found a piece of plastic about "an inch long" with "dirt on it" inside. There is currently no official recall of the frozen product from Walmart or any federal regulatory agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration or the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Irene Kazmierzcak told local news station CBS2 that she subsequently searched "everywhere in the house to see if anything was chipped" but found nothing. Kazmierzcak claimed that Walmart asked her to return the piece of plastic for an investigation after she had reported the incident, offering her a $5 gift card in return. Eat This, Not That! has reached out to the retailer for comment.

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Kazmierczak said she considered herself fortunate, because a recent weight loss surgery had forced her to eat slowly. She said she wanted Walmart "to pull all the packages off the shelf," because someone else might not be so lucky. However, the product was sold out at "several" Walmart stores in the area, according to CBS2.

Quite a few official recalls have been issued recently from big-name companies and grocery stores. Whole Foods recently recalled macaroni and cheese in pre-made meal kits at its stores because of undeclared egg. Homestead Creamery, a big beverage supplier and delivery brand, recalled 21 of its products following a potential issue with the bottle sanitizing process. Almost 160 grocery stores in 20 states have pulled recalled elderberries from Vitamin Cottage because of potential Salmonella contamination.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That!. Read more