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Woman 'finds worm in Scotch egg'

A law graduate has said finding a worm inside a Scotch egg has put her off the savoury snack for life.

Fernando Rossaggo, 27, of Greenstead, Essex, had shared two of the mini Scotch eggs she had bought from Tesco, in Colchester, with her housemate.

But as she bit into a third egg, she saw a 4cm (1.5in) worm inside the outer layer of sausage meat of the product.

Ms Rossaggo returned the egg to Tesco, which said it would send the product to the manufacturer for an investigation.

"As I bit into it I saw something in the egg and discovered it was a small, thin worm," Ms Rossaggo said.

"It was the same colour as the egg white, but it was in the sausage meat and went from one side of the egg to the other.

"It was disgusting. It completely put me off eating anything like sausage or Scotch egg ever again."

A Tesco spokesman said: "We take all complaints very seriously.

"This is very surprising so we'll send the item to the supplier to investigate as soon as we receive it."

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