Worcester officials with jobs in environmental health
have been called in to investigate the discovery of a staple in a sandwich purchased from a supermarket.
Co-operative customer Peter Glaze found the sharp piece of office equipment in the baguette moments before he was about to eat it, the Worcester News reports.
The Barrowdale Road resident claimed the staple's brittle appearance led him to believe it had been placed into the oven with the bread to be cooked.
An official complaint was filed to Malvern Hills District Council following the incident, which could have caused serious injury to Mr Glaze.
Ivor Pumfrey, the local authority's head of customer and environmental services, said: "Officers from Worcestershire Regulatory Services, which deals with food safety issues on behalf of the council, are in the early stages of carrying out a full investigation."
Malvern Hills residents have been urged to get involved with the Love Food Hate Waste campaign in a bid to encourage the recycling of household items to save money.
Posted by Oliver Mycock