Video Credit: AsiaWire/Guo Chong Zhou
This is the moment a shopper discovers what appear to be white worms wriggling in his recently-purchased pack of hot dogs.
The incident was posted on Facebook by Malaysian netizen ‘Guo Chong Zhou’ who said the hot dogs were bought from a shop in Singapore.
The video footage has been viewed over 313,000 times.
In the clip, the disgruntled shopper is seen inspecting the ‘lumpy’ hot dogs as they defrost.
He then rinses out the food items and points out what appear to be several white worms floating in the water.
The video ends with the shopper holding up the Valley Chef packaging which describes the hot dogs as ‘chicken franks’.
While claiming that the objects are parasitical worms, online commentators suggested that they may be white strands left by the packaging.
Netizen ‘Akmal Hakim Nrlain Rashid’ said: “We dunno what the cause is. Maybe [it is] just a single bad batch. Try defrosting and see.”
‘Steve Pam’ commented: “It’s all right! Just eat it.”
The Singapore Food Agency replied to the post and said: “We are aware of a circulating video that shows chicken franks soaked in a bowl of water and what appear to be white worms floating in the water. According to the video, these chicken franks were supposedly bought in Singapore. We urge consumers who have more information on the video or who have encountered similar issues to provide details via our online feedback form.”
It is unclear whether the shopper has reported the incident to the authorities.
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