A Coles shopper has taken to Facebook to reveal her anger at finding a bizarre note inside a pre-made meal.
Sharing her concern that her meal had been tampered with, the shopper posted a photo of the handwritten note - which included links to vegan websites and a drawing of a pig.
Discovered inside a Super Nature butter chicken meal, the torn note reads: 'If we could live happy, healthy lives without harming others why wouldn't we?'
Posting on Coles’ Facebook page, the shopper wrote: 'I am very unhappy that my meal was tampered with. I don't feel safe eating it.’
She also stated that she’s contacted the company who ‘recognised the note immediately’ - leading some to wonder whether other meals had been affected.
Said a concerned shopper: 'I do hope whoever is leaving these notes understands the potential consequences.
'Though it may just be the packaging that has been ''tampered'' the companies may not want to take the chance that the food has also been tampered with. This could lead to a recall and the destruction of the products leading to waste and the reproduction of more stock to fill the shelves. What a waste.'
Coles responded to the woman’s post, voicing their concern and vowing to investigate.
New Idea Food has approached Coles for comment.
Amy SinclairAmy Sinclair is the editor of New Idea Food. She is a former weekly magazine editor who loves all things food, cooking and eating - especially the eating! When she's not looking after her three children, you'll find her in the kitchen or busily hiding online shopping purchases from her husband.