Woolworths has admitted that it was a mouse that had been found in one of its pies. However, they claim it was put in after baking.
The retailer believes the rodent was placed in the pie was already baked.
Woolworths said in a statement: “Following an investigation, we can confirm that the mouse was not baked into the pie at our store but was rather put in it post production.”
“We are continuing our investigation to establish the source of the foreign object.”
Manenberg resident Carmelita Pienaar, found the mouse in a steak and kidney pie she had bought from Woolies in Adderley Street, Cape Town, on Monday. Pienaar says after she bit into her pie, she could tell it felt and tasted different.