A Scorpion Falls Out Of A Woman’s Grocery Bag | Tucson Scorpion Control

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Every once in a while people find insects and/or arachnids within store-bought food items. Since insects and arachnids are among the most abundant types of animals in the world, they tend to find their way into everything. Insects have been found in everything from electronic devices, like video game consoles, to various types of processed and unprocessed foods. Spiders and insects will inevitably be found within fresh vegetable and fruit packages. This is obviously due to the packaging process, which involves placing freshly picked vegetables and fruits directly into plastic bags. Insects and arachnids are abundant within crops, so it is a miracle that creepy-crawlies are not found more often within fresh produce packages. However, when insects or arachnids are found within store-bought food items, consumers are not happy. Recently a discount grocery store named Aldi sold a package of bananas to a long-time customer, but the bananas contained a surprise--a scorpion!

When insects or arachnids are found within food items, they are normally small species that can be easily overlooked by quality control specialists. However, the recent incident at an Aldi grocery store involved a sizable arachnid species that was at least three inches long. It is rare for consumers to find organisms this large within their food items.

Linda Pollard first noticed the scorpion as it scuttled across her counter. Pollard determined that the scorpion specimen fell out of a package of bananas. Pollard managed to trap the scorpion beneath a clear glass cup while in her kitchen. Since Pollard’s young grandson was in the home, she decided to remain in the kitchen with the scorpion in order to make sure it did not escape. Luckily nobody was hurt, and the scorpion specimen was identified as a Slenderbrown scorpion. These types of scorpions are common in Central America where the bananas originated.

 

Have you ever willingly consumed an insect or arachnid after it fell onto your food plate?

Every once in a while people find insects and/or arachnids within store-bought food items. Since insects and arachnids are among the most abundant types of animals in the world, they tend to find their way into everything. Insects have been found in everything from electronic devices, like video game consoles, to various types of processed and unprocessed foods. Spiders and insects will inevitably be found within fresh vegetable and fruit packages. This is obviously due to the packaging process, which involves placing freshly picked vegetables and fruits directly into plastic bags. Insects and arachnids are abundant within crops, so it is a miracle that creepy-crawlies are not found more often within fresh produce packages. However, when insects or arachnids are found within store-bought food items, consumers are not happy. Recently a discount grocery store named Aldi sold a package of bananas to a long-time customer, but the bananas contained a surprise--a scorpion!

Every once in a while people find insects and/or arachnids within store-bought food items. Since insects and arachnids are among the most abundant types of animals in the world, they tend to find their way into everything. Insects have been found in everything from electronic devices, like video game consoles, to various types of processed and unprocessed foods. Spiders and insects will inevitably be found within fresh vegetable and fruit packages. This is obviously due to the packaging process, which involves placing freshly picked vegetables and fruits directly into plastic bags. Insects and arachnids are abundant within crops, so it is a miracle that creepy-crawlies are not found more often within fresh produce packages. However, when insects or arachnids are found within store-bought food items, consumers are not happy. Recently a discount grocery store named Aldi sold a package of bananas to a long-time customer, but the bananas contained a surprise--a scorpion!

When insects or arachnids are found within food items, they are normally small species that can be easily overlooked by quality control specialists. However, the recent incident at an Aldi grocery store involved a sizable arachnid species that was at least three inches long. It is rare for consumers to find organisms this large within their food items.

Linda Pollard first noticed the scorpion as it scuttled across her counter. Pollard determined that the scorpion specimen fell out of a package of bananas. Pollard managed to trap the scorpion beneath a clear glass cup while in her kitchen. Since Pollard’s young grandson was in the home, she decided to remain in the kitchen with the scorpion in order to make sure it did not escape. Luckily nobody was hurt, and the scorpion specimen was identified as a Slenderbrown scorpion. These types of scorpions are common in Central America where the bananas originated.

 

Have you ever willingly consumed an insect or arachnid after it fell onto your food plate?

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