A Long Island family says that they found a rattail and part of its body in a birthday cake. The family made a horrifying discovery when celebrating their Uncle Joe’s 96th birthday. Uncle Joe Valente took a bite of the cake that he specifically requested, his favourite German Apple cake from King Kullen supermarket and he immediately knew it didn’t taste right.
Neil Gold told News 12 Long Island, “All of a sudden my girlfriend’s uncle got sick, had real stomach problems and thought it was the cake. And I cut a piece into the cake and I noticed something black. Looked like mould at the bottom. And we flipped it over and it evidently seems to be a tail of a rat and part of its body in the cake.” The rattail was reportedly five-inches long and part of the rat’s head was also detected.
The partygoers were disgusted and the family grew angry. Gold said, “Doesn’t anybody regulate anything? Does anybody look at what their cake, what they’re baking and what they’re putting in a package for people to eat?”
Attorney Edward Yule told the station, “This is a case of absolute negligence by the store itself in their policies, in the way they conduct their business.” He’s contacted the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets to begin an investigation. The cake came from the King Kullen store in Commack, New York and the company says that they are also looking into the matter. The German Apple Ring cake, noted on the King Kullen website as “A customer favourite”, has been removed from the store. Lloyd Singer, a company spokesperson said, “Product has been removed from the bakery and the premises have undergone a thorough inspection. There are no known safety or rodent issues in this bakery department and it is in good standing with all Department of Agriculture inspections.”
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