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A shocked Coles customer has claimed he found a screw in a frozen pizza and has posted images to social media.

The man from Perth claims he and his partner, who bought the pizza, were eating it until she bit into something hard and spat the screw out onto the table.

The photos show the small screw sitting on a wooden table and the half eaten pizza with a hole where the man says the screw was embedded.

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Originally thinking it was an olive pip they didn’t think much of it until looking at the screw.

Friends have commented saying they need to sue the company as it could have done some major damage if swallowed or chomped on.

“She could of choked on that or even worse it could of been a child. I would be wanting answers to why is a screw in the kitchen to end up in the food.”

Another commented that dental work would not have come cheap if she had damaged a tooth.

While it was possibly a screw off manufacturing equipment. When contacted Coles advised, ‘Coles takes the quality of all our products seriously and has contacted the customer to follow up their complaint,’ a Coles spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia.

‘As always, we encourage customers to return any item they’re not 100% happy with to their nearest store for a full refund or replacement,’ she said.

Daily Mail Australia said it has contacted the pizza manufacturer for comment.

Concerning after a string of recent incidents where metal, including sewing needles, has been found in fruit.

More than 100 reports of tampered fruit have been investigated by police across Australia, many of which are thought to be fake or copycat cases.

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  • I would have contacted the manufacturer very quickly and kept it all for them to see or be sent to them. Something is wrong in their factory.

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  • I think contacting the manufacturer in the 1st instance would have been the best course of action.

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  • She could have also broken a tooth,very scary !

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  • This sort of thing happened when I was a kid in some pre-packed chicken breast we purchased Things are manufactured and put into packets by machines, things happen. I think we just hear about it more due to social media.

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  • With all the needles in fruit lately, was this an accident or could the screw have been planted too?

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  • In this instance surely contact would need to be made with the producer of the pizza?

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  • It’s not Coles’ fault, the manufacturer should be contacted about compensation.


    • I would expect that the manufacturer would indeed be contacted to investigate the facts of this situation.

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  • Going straight to suing is unreasonable, though definitely worth a strong complaint…

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  • Oh my goodness, that’s bad ! Thank God she didn’t swallow it, it could have caused major damage !

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  • We purchase this pizza all the time..it’s actually a really nice pizza..but I’m definitely put off. Glad that the screw wasn’t swallowed!

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  • Oh goodness, now screws. Very lucky find.

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  • So lucky she never swallowed it. Could have caused a lot of internal damage. Hopefully they took it back to the store. I’m glad the company is taking it seriously.

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  • Was the Pizza and foreign object – part of a screw – taken back to Coles Supermarket?
    Has a product recall been issued – by the Manufacturer ??- it is not an exclusive Coles Brand and by Coles at all??

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  • You have to wonder if this is a copy cat stunt though?


    • I’m wondering that to, how many people are actually making false claims. They may very well have found it in there but with everything that’s been happening with the strawberries, you have to wonder

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  • Lucky they chewed properly!

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