Poisonous spiders discovered on supermarket banana

Published Monday, Nov 4 2013, 20:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
You might not be so keen to indulge in your five fruit and veg after reading this lethal story!

The world's deadliest spiders decided to gatecrash the fruit aisle in Sainsbury's and hibernate in their bananas.

Mother-of-two, Consi Taylor, was tucking into a fresh, ripe banana only to be greeted by a handful of venomous Brazilian Wandering spiders that had hatched out on to the table before her very eyes.

The 29-year-old was quick to report it to a pest control firm, only to be told that her family must immediately evacuate their creepy-crawly-infested home in Hampton, South West London.

Bunch of Bananas

© Rex Features / Food and Drink

The firm warned the family that the spiders were "venomous and should be considered dangerous".

"I hope I didn't eat one but I can't be sure. I now have a phobia of buying bananas. We don't know whether they've all gone," she told The Sun.

Sainbury's initial £10 compensation voucher later spiralled into a killer bill; covering all costs for the family's hotel stay, fumigation and the rest!

Sainsbury's explained: "We're very sorry and have apologised to Mr and Mrs Taylor. We do have rigorous controls on imported products at all stages – from harvesting to transportation — which is why this is so rare."

Anique Cox

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