Eww! Photos of rats nesting inside a tank of dried chillies has gone viral on social media.
The viral images, which was first shared by Facebook user Winnie Tan, was allegedly taken at a Giant supermarket in Kuala Terrenganu. In her caption, she wrote, “Walao eh, got rats in the dried chilli container. There’s about 10 rats in there, you want people to die”.
Although the original post was deleted, another netizen, who goes by the name of John Nenen, reposted the photo, gaining over 7,600 shares.
Many concerned netizens were quick to comment and share their bad experiences with the supermarket franchise. One Facebook user wrote, “My sister and me found a cockroach in the bread of Giant kuala terengganu too, we told the worker but they seem cool, think it is ordinary for them to put a cockroach as a spice maybe”, while another said, “I found worms in the egg racks before”.
According to Bernama, the container, which has 63.8kg of dried chillies, was disposed to bring back customer confidence. State Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism (KPDNKK) director Azlan Abd Samat said that 5 KPDNKK staffs went to the supermarket to find out the actual situation.
“The pictures went viral on social media in the night. So early next morning, we went to the supermarket, and were informed by the management that 63.8kg of chilli stock has been disposed off,” he said, adding that the supermarket will start selling the dried chillies in smaller packets instead of putting it in big open boxes.
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