November 28, 2014

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‘Weird substance’ found in egg nog, couple says

ELYRIA – An Elyria couple who purchased a quart of egg nog from a Lorain supermarket the day before Thanksgiving said they recently discovered a “fleshy” substance inside the container when it was about half empty.

Anne Beard, 45, and Thomas Wilson, 57, said they drank about half the quart on Thanksgiving Day.

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Anne Beard and the substance she says was in her eggnog.

The container sat in their fridge until Sunday, when Beard started to pour a glass and noticed it had something in it.

Inside the container was a reddish ooze, and a clump of what appeared to be a meaty substance, like raw bacon or ham.

The couple contacted the Michigan company that packaged and pasteurized the egg nog, and a company representative said someone would visit their apartment on Monday to examine the package and its contents.

“The egg nog didn`t taste right,” Beard said. “I shook it up because I thought it needed shook to make it more creamy, but this was in it. It was fleshy and didn`t look right. I knew it wasn`t supposed to be in the egg nog.”

Representatives from the company didn`t return calls seeking comment.

“When people hear this, they automatically think that someone put something in the (container),” Wilson said. “But besides all this, our Thanksgiving dinner turned out great.”