Frog Found in Can of Green Beans Sparks Darkest Fears About What’s REALLY in Our Food (VIDEO)

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frog in green beansGloria Chubb was making dinner like it was any other night and opened a can of Meijer green beans to pop in the microwave and serve up with meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and gravy. She didn't notice anything out of the ordinary until her son pointed it out at the dinner table: Something that was definitely NOT a green bean had come out of that can ...

She told her local affiliate of CNN that she "thought it was maybe a piece of moldy bacon or something. Because they have bacon in them sometimes. I had it in my hand because I was trying to figure out what it was. And I took it out of there and it wasn't moldy bacon. It was a toad with parts of his little legs all in the green beans, other than that he was fully intact." Oh yes, it was totally an amphibian! Can you even imagine?!

It's one thing to have to contend with what seems like recall after recall, but now we have to worry about wild animals in our food? You'd think case for eating processed food would be that it was actually, well, processed -- and protected in that it would be inspected more thoroughly than non-processed food. But apparently, not necessarily! Ugh.

Chubb managed to return all her other unopened cans of green beans to the supermarket that sold the can and received a full refund. As for Meijer, they sent her a personal apology and $50 (yay?). But that's not going to change the fact that she's forget scarred by the experience. She said she was nauseous for two days about it and she doesn't think she'll have green beans "anytime soon." Ha! Wow. Can't exactly blame her!

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Chubb took the frog to St. Joseph County Health Department, where Rita Hooten, food service director, who sent the toad and can down to the Indiana State Department of Health. There, they concluded that it was processed along with the food at the canning plant in Wisconsin. Hooten explained:

When the green beans were picked from the field, it was also placed on a conveyor line and just was accidentally put into the can of green beans during process.

Even further proof that we do need a better food inspection process. I get that Mother Nature "happens," but ick. Just. Ick.

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Has anything similar ever happened to you or someone you know?


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Gypsy... GypsyMa76

Get over it. Go eat more processed GMO garbage if you're afraid of nature. I'm happy when I find them, usually means the foods are fresh.

Stacia Aflague

People eat frogs in some areas. Our society likes to complain to much, and expect compensation for stupid crap. Get overit!!

miche... micheledo

Yeah, not a big deal. I would MUCH prefer finding something from nature, that was a 'part' of where they were grown ,then part of a human or soething manmade.

amnew... amnewlon8982

A very large red grasshopper in a can of green beans when I was a teen. Been a while back. I wouldn't eat canned anything for s good, long while. I love being able to feed my children fresh fruits and veggies but sometimes it just isn't possible so some need to drop the sanctimommy load of crap.

Gypsy... GypsyMa76

And some people just like to use the word sanctimommy.

Jenny... JennyG0929

I am more afraid of tumor causing GMOs in our food. Heck, the frog is probably healthier.

nonmember avatar Kaylee

Omg. People freak wayyyy too much these days. It's really NOT that big of a deal. It's a frog, not a finger. Frogs are born in nature. Therefore, sometimes it's going to happen. Smh. Stupidity is spreading like wildfire!

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