Brazilian Woman Awarded $4,800 After Finding Used Condom in Can of Tomato Paste
British firm Unilever has been fined £3,100 ($4,800) by a Brazilian court after a housewife found a used condom in a can of tomato paste.
Cintia Mayerle and her family had already eaten the meal prepared with the paste when she discovered the rubber condom as she poured the remainder into a storage jar.
Mayerle took the can of Knorr tomato paste and its contents to a local university in south Brazil for analysis.
Unilever refused to believe that the condom had been found inside their product.
The company told Brazil's Supreme Court that the dirty condom could not have been inserted into the tin at the factory because the process is fully mechanized.
But the court ruled in her favor and today also awarded her even more money for "moral damages" she claimed to have suffered.
She told Brazil's Globo newspaper: 'It was the most horrible thing that's ever happened to me. I think it will stay in my memory for a very long time.'
I mean, honestly though? Yeah the thought of finding a used condom in your tomato sauce is pretty horrifying, but I think "moral damage" is pretty dramatic. How did she know it was "used" anyway? Maybe it was just open.
Also, I guess there's some way a disgruntled employee could have put a condom in there but even that seems pretty ridiculous. It just goes to show you that anyone could really stick any weird object in a container of food and get some money for it.
via Daily Mail