Brighton Family Finds Black Widow in Bag of Grapes

After buying a bunch of grapes from a local Kroger store, a Brighton family found a Black Widow spider "lurking" inside.

After opening a bag of grapes purchased at a Brighton Kroger location, the family discovered a black widow spider inside the bag of fruit.

According to a report from WXYZ Channel 7, the family put the spider in a jar and called Kroger who released the following statement:

  • "Kroger is obviously concerned about the well being of our customers.  We  are extremely grateful no one was harmed in this incident.  We recognize the customers reached out to our store team.  The store team addressed their concerns with the customer.  Kroger works extensively with our growers to insure there are inspection processes points in place to make sure we are providing safe and quality food at all times.   We also encourage customers to practice safe food handling if this is ever a concern to contact your local Kroger store."
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Darris November 13, 2013 at 04:19 AM
"A $25 coupon wouldn't "motivate me to shop at that store" . . . What the heck does that mean? So getting a bigger pay off would motivate you? Geez, that is sad and disturbing and irresponsible . . .
Chris Kapsalis November 13, 2013 at 06:48 AM
You can't really spray poison in food. Also grapes I aimagine have to have some sort of ventilation in shipping, leaving room for a possible spider to enter a shipping container of grapes. No way to stop it 100%. Unless I guess we radiate everything or spray poisons in around our food, and still something could hitch a ride. People are so usd to perfect looking food. Shinny apple, no blimishes etc. When in fact it is more likely that food is less healty for use than say real food that aint been radiated, waxed, boiled or sparyed. Or some hybred fake gmo food. Let's give them a break. So a spider got in. I remember cracking open a pomigranite off a tree when I was 8 and there was bigs inside. And not good ones, ear wigs. It shocked me. But I threw it down and grabbed another one. That is the chance you get when you eat actual food. We are so spoiled and unrealistic imo, and I guess I am too to a point. Juist what we became used ot in the 50's and 60's etc. This boxed canned kind of food with no inperfections, or we freak out. loll
annon ymous December 30, 2013 at 02:19 PM
@theblackwidow LOLOLOL~!!! hahahahahaha
Martin Beck December 30, 2013 at 02:52 PM
well first wash the grapes , second , quickly plunge your hand into the center of the grapes , count of one and two and three and if you are not bitten, then there are no spiders within your bunch , however if you are cut on a hi-din shard of broken glass call Gloria alred
Debra January 01, 2014 at 01:19 AM
spiders are used for natural pesticides for grapes, Google it. Also... is the brother doing a fake English accent? LOL


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