‘It put us off our Sunday lunch’ - Norwich family find glass in supermarket ready meal

The Norwich family found a piece of glass in the side dish Credit: Matt Smith

The Norwich family found a piece of glass in the side dish Credit: Matt Smith - Credit: Archant

A Norwich woman was left with a bleeding mouth after finding glass in a supermarket side dish.

The Smith family ordered a ready prepared red cabbage product on online delivery from Sainsbury's in Pound Lane on Friday August 31 for their Sunday roast.

Instead they were substituted with Rumbledethumps - a Scottish dish containing potato, swede and savoy cabbage topped with cheese.

But the family got an extra ingredient they definitely didn't want when they found a piece of glass lurking in the dish.

Matt Smith said: 'The product was Sainsbury's Rumbledethumps and my wife found it by biting into it which caused her mouth to bleed for about five minutes.

Sainsbury's, Pound Lane Credit: Google Maps

Sainsbury's, Pound Lane Credit: Google Maps - Credit: Archant


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'She was obviously a bit upset and it put all of us off our Sunday lunch a bit.'

After making the dangerous find, Mr Smith sent an email to Sainsbury's on Monday and claims he didn't receive a response from the supermarket.

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After being contacted by this paper, the supermarket has asked Mr Smith to take the product into store for investigation.

The glass was found in a rumbledethumps dish which contains potato, swede and savoy cabbage Credit:

The glass was found in a rumbledethumps dish which contains potato, swede and savoy cabbage Credit: Matt Smith - Credit: Archant

A spokesman for Sainsbury's said: 'We've apologised to Matt and are urgently investigating with our supplier.'

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