Disgusting moment Chinese family finds dead bat in oyster sauce jar after using it to cook meals for nearly three months
- Disgusted images show the animal’s entire carcass covered in gooey brown sauce
- The family saw the bat lying on the bottom of the sauce pot while cooking
- They couldn’t eat anything for days after the shocking discovery, the son said
- Comes as experts have suggested a link between the wild animals and COVID-19
A family in China is horrified after they found a dead bat hidden in a pot of oyster sauce that they had been cooking for nearly three months.
The mother saw the entire carcass of the animal when she scooped the sauce out with a spoon while eating, her son told reporters.
Disgusting footage shows the dead bat covered in the gooey brown sauce as it was lifted from the container.
A family in the East Chinese city of Jinan is horrified after they found a huge dead bat hidden in a pot of oyster sauce that they had been cooking for nearly three months.
It’s because the source of the coronavirus pandemic, which first surfaced in the central Chinese city of Wuhan last year, is said to have come from wildlife, including bats and pangolins.
Mr. Guo, from the East Chinese city of Jinan, bought the six-kilo jar of oyster sauce from Haitian, a popular Chinese brand that produces sauces and flavorings, according to the local press.
The man said his family was unable to eat for days after discovering the dead animal at the bottom of the sauce pot, nearly three months after the purchase.
‘My mom was cooking and she couldn’t scoop out the oyster sauce with a spoon,’ said Mr Guo Qilu television. ‘[We] liked the bird-like [carcass] after digging deeper. It also smelled. ‘
Shocked by the discovery, Mr. Guo said he returned to the store with the sauce pot and identified the dead animal as a bat.
The man said the family was unable to eat for days after discovering the dead animal at the bottom of the oyster sauce jar, nearly three months after the purchase.
“We didn’t want to eat anything for two or three days,” the customer added. “We dumped all the dishes we cooked that day.”
Mr. Guo believed the bat got into the pot before the manufacturer filled it with cooking sauce during production.
“I always put the lid on after use,” he said. If it had gone in there later, the bat wouldn’t have been able to swim to the bottom [of the jar]. The oyster is so sticky. ‘
A spokesperson for Foshan Haitian Flavoring & Food denied the customer’s claim, saying their products undergo ‘filter layers and checks’ before being sold.
The source of the coronavirus pandemic, which first surfaced in the central Chinese city last year, is said to have come from wildlife, including bats and pangolins. This file photo shows a group of lesser horseshoe noses sleeping while covered in wings
“It’s impossible,” the employee told reporters. ‘For a product that is regularly refined, it wouldn’t have such a complete bat [carcass] if it had been there. ‘
The food company said it is only willing to take full responsibility if Mr Guo can provide “ concrete evidence ” to prove the bat had been in the sauce pot before the purchase.
The family plans to get an analysis of the sauce pot from a third party, according to Chinese media.
‘Bats have too many viruses. My family had been eating the oyster sauce for three, four months, ”said Mr. Guo. ‘I demand that the company bring my whole family [to the hospital] For research. ‘
The news comes as another family in Wuhan rushed to be tested for the coronavirus after seeing a whole dead bat in a pan of pork soup ordered from a Chinese restaurant.
After the shocking discovery, the customers immediately went to the hospital for fear of the corona virus. Their results were negative according to local media.