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Bullet found in frozen Brussels sprouts, Alta. woman claims

Canadian Food Inspection Agency, U.S. distributor investigating after woman's allegations surfaced

November 26, 2014  by The Canadian Press

AIRDRIE, Alta.—The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is investigating after an Alberta woman says she discovered a lead bullet amongst frozen Brussels sprouts.

Suzie Moore of Airdrie, Alta., was cleaning up after a family dinner on the weekend when she heard an odd ‘ping’ sound as she was pouring out some leftover Brussels sprouts into a bowl.

She says her first thought was that she was glad she hadn’t put them in the microwave.

Her second thought was she was glad no one in her family bit into the .22-calibre slug.


Moore says she bought the frozen vegetables from a Costco Wholesale Corp. store in Balzac, just north of Calgary, that has since given her a full refund.

In addition to the CFIA investigation, the supplier who provides Costco with the Brussels sprouts, Los Angeles Salad Co., is also promising to conduct its own investigation.

The CFIA says it hasn’t received any other complaints of bullets in vegetable bags.

Despite the shocking discovery, Moore is able to find humour in the situation.

Asked if she would buy frozen Brussels sprouts again, she laughed and said: “I think I will go with fresh ones.”

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