Reading Time: < 1 minute The chicken cost £4 from Asda (Photo: We Animals)
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A woman has claimed she was disgusted after finding maggots in a chicken she bought from UK supermarket Asda.

According to the Bristolian woman, when she placed the roast carcass on the table, it split open.


She told a local newspaper: “I thought it was a bit strange that the meat literally came away without me cutting it so I decided to take a closer look.

“I then realised that the bottom of the chicken was rotting and black and then I spotted two dead maggots which made me feel physically sick.

“It was absolutely vile. I ran to the bin and threw it straight in – I didn’t look in the other half of the chicken, I didn’t want to see any more of them.

“The worst thing is if it hadn’t fallen away in the way it did I could’ve easily served it to my kids.”


A spokesperson for Asda said they don’t believe the item was maggots, saying instead, it was likely the chicken’s testicles, which should have been removed for sale.

They added: “We pride ourselves on offering great quality products to our customers.

“Our chickens are prepared to a high standard, but occasionally small amounts of the giblets can be left behind.

“We’re sorry that we didn’t meet her – or our own – high standards on this occasion but would like to reassure her that there was no health risk posed by this chicken and we’re sorry for any inconvenience caused.

“We’ve offered her a gesture of goodwill and have been in contact to keep her up to date with our investigation.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.