We have often heard of the line…”Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup.” However, on Monday, a customer posted a video that showed a mouse in the veal at a New York City Whole Foods store. A mouse was caught on camera nibbling away at expensive veal that had been placed inside a butcher’s case. A customer captured the incident and posted it on a TikTok video on Monday. Needless to say, the video went viral with squealing viewers.
The mouse seemed to have excellent taste as it was biting tiny morsels of a raw slab of Osso Bucco veal, which retails at $22.99 a pound at the Columbus Whole Foods store. One customer spotted the mouse and made a TikTok video, which went viral.
Later, she posted the entire incident on YouTube. She said that she and her mum talked to the manager and that people said that it was like a Karen thing, but she said that it “was disgusting.” @DefineBritt, the person who posted the video also said that she never wanted “to set foot in this Whole Foods again.”
@wholefoodsofficials you doing bad guys not what I wanted to see today!!!!
A representative from Whole Foods told the New York Post that they were taking the incident “very seriously.”
The spokeswoman said that they immediately removed and threw away all the products that were present in the case. She also said that they performed a deep cleaning and brought in a third-party service for a thorough inspection.
She added that the store diligently followed their detailed protocol in response, and they continued to work closely with their safety team.
It is still unclear how a mouse could get into a butcher’s case and nibble away when the store was not empty but had staff and customers. Grocery store workers claim that mice are found in both high-end stores as well as in other stores. They generally enter premises in truck palettes. What is difficult to digest is how the mouse was merrily nibbling away at its meal of the moment and no one including the safety inspection teams, the cleaning staff or the deli staff were unable to spot the tiny mouse. Action was taken only after it was spotted by a shopper, who posted the video which went viral.
When the Post asked Whole Foods for comment on Friday, there was no response.