A woman was surprised to find hundreds of maggots in a pizza roll she bought on Thursday morning from her nearby Baker ‘s Delight.
When the pair spotted the gruesome discovery, the Sydney mother bought a BBQ pizza roll for her daughter at the Neutral Bay Baker ‘s Delight on the lower North Shore.
She had already eaten half the pizza by the time her daughter realised there were maggots in her meal.
“The food was moving,” the mother explained to Seven News in visceral detail.
The woman took pictures and there were at least a dozen maggots hidden between the ham and the pizza bread.
“It was just vile,” she told the publication. “There was a party going on in there.”
A company spokesperson told news.com.au that an immediate investigation has been initiated by the supermarket chain.
According to the spokesperson, the store was closed down for “deep cleaning” the very next day “as a precaution.”
“The Bakers Delight Support Office has been in regular contact with the customer since this matter was reported on Thursday and a thorough investigation is already well underway,” they said.
“We are awaiting the outcome of our investigation and welcome the opportunity to speak further with the local health authority.
“Our bakeries are fully committed to food safety and are required to implement and maintain the Bakers Delight Food Safety and Pest Control Programs.”
The spokesperson said that every month, bakeries are evaluated by licenced pest technicians as part of their programmes.
“It is to ensure issues are identified and actions are implemented early in order to minimise pest activity as much as possible.”
They stressed that in their stores, “this type of incident is uncommon”