A woman claims she found a dead frog in a package of organic baby spinach she bought at a Southern California market over the weekend.
Donna Souza of Covina said she was making herself a salad for dinner when she noticed the frog's legs tucked between the leaves.
The spinach, packaged by Taylor Farms, was purchased at Sam's Club in Glendora, she said. The label on the package says the leaves are "triple washed & ready to enjoy."
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A quality assurance director at Taylor Farms sent Souza a letter of apology.
Sam's Club did not immediately return a request for comment. Sam's Club managers told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that there weren't other reports of frogs appearing in spinach packages.
"I can't eat salad anymore for fear a dead animal will be inside," Souza wrote on Facebook.
The Taylor Farms quality control director explained that a malfunctioning laser scanner may have allowed the frog to pass through its screening process, according to a letter written by Kari Valdés, director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance at Taylor Farms. Souza sent the letter to NBC Los Angeles.
The company is reviewing what went wrong in this instance, Valdés wrote. "I would like to personally extend my deepest apology for any inconvenience this may have caused."