An Oregon food distribution company "salt lake" has halted some shipments of canned green beans after a Utah woman said she found a severed snake head in a can.
The unsettling discovery was made Wednesday night at a Mormon church in Farmington, Utah, while women and youth were preparing a meal for older members of the congregation.
Troy Walker said she was taking beans out of a slow cooker when she spotted something odd, "It looked pretty much like a burnt bean, and then as I got closer to lift it off the spoon, I saw eyes," Walker said. "That's when I just dropped it and screamed, who knows where the other parts of that snake were?"
Walker said she took the snake head and empty can back to the grocery store where she bought the food. She took a picture of the snake head to send to Western Family, an Oregon-based food distribution company whose label was on the can.
Sharon McFadden, vice president of quality control for Western Family, said that the company takes the matter seriously and is working with the supplier that produced the green beans to find out what happened and how many cans came from the batch.