Fears over ‘blood’ found in banana

The Aldi supermarket on St Mark's Road in Sunderland.
The Aldi supermarket on St Mark's Road in Sunderland.
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A MUM fears fruit she bought for her youngsters was injected with blood.

Keighley Gallagher had bought a bag of fun-sized bananas at Aldi’s store in St Mark’s Road, Millfield, but was shocked to open one to find what she believes was blood.

The banana, which Keighley Gallagher believes was injected with blood.

The banana, which Keighley Gallagher believes was injected with blood.

The 27-year-old from Pennywell, who is mum to Layla Hutchinson, four, and Ewan Hutchinson, six, said she found a hole in the top of the fruit.

“I peeled it and it was black and blood red.

“I’ve seen it on Facebook through pages saying fruit had been injected with blood in foreign countries and I thought it was that.

“It had a hole in it and it looked like something had been pushed through.

I’ve seen it on Facebook through pages saying fruit had been injected with blood in foreign countries and I thought it was that.

Keighley Gallagher

“I drove straight back and saw the manager and they said they would find out what it was, and I went back again and I was told they couldn’t tell me anymore.

“I just think they should find out and if it’s blood, that’s disgusting.

“If it’s not blood then what is it?

“I think people should be aware of it.”

Keighley, a full-time mum who lives with partner Anthony Hutchinson, 32, a production operative in a factory, was given a refund of £1.09 for the bananas.

She added: “It was a fun pack for the kids.

“What if they had opened it?”

The result of tests on the bananas are still to be revealed by the supermarket.

An Aldi spokesman said: “Aldi’s success is driven by customer satisfaction and as a result every complaint is taken very seriously.

“Please be assured that the safety of our shoppers is our number one priority.

“We have offered the customer a full refund and will be sending the banana for analysis.”