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Woman Finds Live Tree Frog in Packaged Organic Salad

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A frog, not THE frog

One of the unintended consequences of the organic-food movement is that the lack of pesticides and focus on making everything seem as "natural" as possible means there's a higher chance that more critters might make it into your home, and you're more likely to find a surprise as you unwrap your packaged organic salad, such as . . . a living, breathing tree frog.

At least that's the takeaway offered by everyone involved in a recent case involving Costco, Alhambra and a tree frog now named Dave.

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune has the full story, and what's most amazing about this is that, in this litigious culture, everyone is so damn chipper about how a customer found a live tree frog in her packaged organic salad she bought from an Alhambra Costco. The woman? Asked Costco management if she could keep it. Babe Farms, which sold the salad? Told the paper, "Those kind of things can occasionally happen." And Costco management? Told the Trib, "If you consider that he's been under refrigeration . . . you go. 'Holy cow, he's one tough frog.'"

Meanwhile, I'm glad I don't shop at Costco. . . .

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obbop
obbop

Sure, the critter likely peed inside the bag but rest assured there is likely no stray insects inside and the ingredients should be at least fairly fresh or the hippity-hoppity critter would have perished!!!!!

Return to trade or for a refund and be glad it wasn't a pack of grapes with a black-widow spider lurking within!!!!  Eeeeek!!!!

The odds of an actual dangerous critter within thine edibles is remote; especially above the single-cell size level.

But, take reasonable precautions with ALL foodstuffs.

Cook comestibles properly (to the suggested temperature) watch for cross-contamination, WASH YOUR DERN' HANDS and other advice freely and offered on the Web at a HUGE number of Web sites.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Dude costco is AWESOME! where else can  you buy a flatscreen and tri-tip at the same time!

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