23/03/2015 10:30 GMT | Updated 27/03/2015 08:59 GMT

Locust In Sainsbury's Salad Shocks Hungry Stephen Oldham

A shocked student has shared a stomach-churning video of a giant locust he found in a bag of Sainsbury's rocket salad.

Stephen Oldham, 21, uploaded to video to Facebook showing a clearly live insect moving around inside the bag of leaves.

The University of Bath architecture student said: "I went to Sainsbury's on Wednesday evening for a regular shop, picked up the rocket and just added it to my trolley.


"That was it really, it was just a normal shopping trip and I thought nothing else of it.

"It was only when I got home and went to put the bag in the fridge that I noticed something moving.

"I couldn't work out what it was at first as it was slightly buried below some leaves and then eventually it came to the surface.

"I just couldn't believe it! There I was with a normal bag of rocket and next minute, there's a whopping great locust!"

He took the bag back to the store after taking two pictures and filming a short video.

A Sainsbury's spokesperson said: "We've apologised to Steve for this - clearly it should never have happened and we have contacted him to make it up to him.

"Our supplier has stringent checks in place on the production line and we will be looking closely at how this occurred."

Sainsbury's aren't the only supermarket to slip up - a live frog was once found in a bag of Waitrose salad, a dead bird in some leaves from Tesco and a woman once claimed she had found a worm in an Iceland chicken tikka slice.

There is also the common problem of people finding what appears to be 'brains' in their KFC chicken.

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