Shocking customer reaction after a stomach-churning find inside a fish and chip shop hot dog, as war breaks out between the company and its supplier
- Woman found ‘hook worms’ in a hot dog
- The store said it was a “food quality issue.”
- Locals rush to support the store.
A fish and chip shop has thanked locals for their continued support after a customer discovered ‘hookworms’ in their battered hot dog.
Linzi Aitken posted a photo of her weekend treat on Facebook after finding the stomach-churning creature nestled inside the meat.
He had bought the battered snack at Kiwi Fish ‘N’ Chips in Helenvale on Queensland’s Gold Coast and made the disgusting find after a few bites.
“Watch out for Kiwi Fish ‘N’ Chips Helensvale…definitely won’t be ordering again,” she wrote alongside a photo of the offending hot dog.
The store assured customers that they had stopped selling the hot dogs due to a “food quality issue that may have occurred in the manufacturing process.”
Linzi Aitken posted a photo of her weekend treat on Facebook after finding what appeared to be “hookworms” nestled inside the meat (pictured)
She had purchased the Kiwi Fish ‘N’ Chips battered snack in Helenvale (pictured) on Queensland’s Gold Coast, which she has said
“We contacted our supplier and stopped selling them the first time we received feedback from our client,” the post read.
The store owners apologized for the inconvenience and said they were trying to find a substitute for their regular Primo hot dogs.
They also communicated the issue to the supplier and manufacturer in case the ‘problem’ hot dogs were still being sold elsewhere.
The store later said that Primo representatives had come to take samples for their own investigations on Monday.
Shop owner CC Dong said she was touched by the staggering number of locals who have thrown their support behind the popular takeout spot this week.
“I’m so relieved by all these kind people and support,” she told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday.
I really appreciate your kindness. What the lady did is not appropriate in my opinion.
“We did the right thing, but your posts are misleading and have ruined our reputation.”
The owner said she had not yet received an update from Primo.
Locals quickly assured the shop owners that they would continue to visit (some of their comments are shown in the photo)
Shop owner CC Dong thanked the dozens of locals who have lent their support to the popular takeout spot (pictured) this week.
Locals quickly assured the owner, who took over the store with her husband more than two years ago, that they would continue to visit the store.
‘Your store is always clean and the food is good,’ wrote one woman.
“I have visited your store many times and love your fish and chips,” said another.
‘Excellent food from you regularly. We live just down the road and the fish and chips is always delicious,” commented a third.
‘Well done posting this, it shows you really care about your customers. Things happen in the food industry, good for stepping up,” added a fourth.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Primo for comment.