A BAKERY giant has completed an investigation after a mum reported finding a key in a pasty.
Yasmin Hussain, of Taylor Hill, bought three cheese and onion savouries from Greggs on High Street in Huddersfield town centre in February, but after her eldest boy Josheen, 14, reheated it in front of her, he found a small, padlock-style key inside.
Almost two months later, Greggs have written to Ms Hussain, a bank worker, saying their metal detector records do not show any such contamination.
The letter reads: “This is the first complaint we have received of this nature and therefore we sent the key and product to an external company, Campden BRI, for independent analysis and they have confirmed the key as being nickel-coated, iron or steel.
“They have confirmed the key has no marks from processing and has not been bent or distorted.
“They have also confirmed that there is no evidence to suggest the key was originally inside the product as the key has been removed then subsequently placed back into the product.”
The key was taken out for the photograph that appeared in the Examiner and was then returned to Greggs.
The letter continues: “Campden cannot confirm the source or how the key has contaminated this product.
“There is no positive evidence that the key was in the pasty at the time of baking.
“After reviewing all of the evidence from the external company, we unfortunately cannot confirm the source or how the key has contaminated this product.”
Yasmin Hussain said: “My initial reaction is that I’m really angry. It’s almost accusing me of putting it in there myself.
“Why would I? I’ve no interest in Greggs and I’ve got absolutely no incentive to do this. Also, if they have sent this off to be tested I expect to see the report, not a letter from Greggs about it.
“This was typical of their attitude while dealing with the original complaint.”