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Old 05 January 2007, 03:30 AM
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No child became sick, but the thought of finding mouse remains in cooked green beans at a preschool lunch has officials feeling ill.

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Old 05 January 2007, 04:34 AM
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I don't know what you've heard, but it wasn't me. I have better taste than that.
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Old 05 January 2007, 12:44 PM
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Yow!

at least the school officials told the parents instead of keeping quiet to try & avoid lawsuits & hoping no one would ever find out. Are they sure it was in the green beans & not possibly in the school?
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Old 05 January 2007, 03:08 PM
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I read the subject line as respected mouse remains, etc.

Geeze, I need a new brain.

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Old 05 January 2007, 03:32 PM
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I read the subject line as respected mouse remains, etc.

Geeze, I need a new brain.

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I parsed the headline differently: I was reading "remains found" as one verb phrase, as if they found a mouse (who was suspected of something) in the beans at one time, and he's still there.

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Old 05 January 2007, 03:33 PM
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I parsed the headline differently: I was reading "remains found" as one verb phrase, as if they found a mouse (who was suspected of something) in the beans at one time, and he's still there.

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I read it as if they found something (suspected of being a mouse) in the beans, and whatever it is, it's still there.
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Old 11 January 2007, 01:43 AM
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I must've misread the title. I thought something suspected of being a mouse remained in some beans. XD That would be really nasty, but really, it was feces that were found in beans, which isn't any more appetizing, but I've seen it happen. There were mice at my high school's old building and they were definitely peeing and pooing all over, even around the food. Ew! After we moved out to a new building, that one got cleaned up. Thank goodness!
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Old 16 March 2007, 04:28 PM
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Mouse Student Claims to Find Mouse in Chips

A middle school student's claim of finding a mouse inside a bag of Frito-Lay barbecue potato chips purchased at a school lunch line appears credible, Lewis-Palmer School District 38 officials said.

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Old 16 March 2007, 04:33 PM
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Figures. A lousy mouse is in the chips, while teachers are as poor as church--well, you know.
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Old 16 March 2007, 07:24 PM
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So, I guess this is a good indication that Frito-Lay's idea to create healthier chips with more protein is a bust then.
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Old 16 March 2007, 07:53 PM
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D'oh!

Seems like it worked to me, the protien was there, silly student just didn't eat the mouse!
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Mouse Frito-Lay: Mouse Chewed Way Into Chips

A dead mouse that a student found inside a bag of barbecue potato chips he bought in the lunch line likely chewed its way into the bag after the chips were delivered to the school, a Frito-Lay spokeswoman said.

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Old 20 March 2007, 12:07 AM
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A dead mouse that a student found inside a bag of barbecue potato chips he bought in the lunch line likely chewed its way into the bag after the chips were delivered to the school, a Frito-Lay spokeswoman said.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070319/D8NVH0J00.html
Honestly, I'm not suprised at all. My school has a rodent and insect infestation and every so often you'll see one. The basic attitude is don't bother them and they won't bother you. That and there's 4,100 of us, we're teenagers, and wethe guys bathe in AXE, so an exterminator does NFBSK.
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Old 20 March 2007, 08:16 PM
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Glad I don't live in Colorado, Springs.
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Mouse Man Claims He Found Fried Mouse in Chips

Frito-Lay Inc. says it will investigate a man's "unsubstantiated claim" that he found a deep-fried mouse in a bag of barbecue potato chips.

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Mouse Tests Show Mouse Found in Can of Green Beans Is Real

The FDA has confirmed that an object a Missouri woman found in a can of Libby's green beans is a cooked mouse.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/n...?storyid=88725
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Old 10 August 2007, 10:36 AM
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An FDA report obtained under the Freedom of Information Act identifies the lump as a "headless and tail-less mouse that had been thermally processed," making the canned mouse, technically, safe to eat.
If the mouse found was headless, why does the mouse in the picture at the top of the article clearly have a head? Is the picture faked?
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Old 10 August 2007, 01:49 PM
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If the mouse found was headless, why does the mouse in the picture at the top of the article clearly have a head? Is the picture faked?
You can see a head in the picture? Where? It just looked like a gross icky blob of stuff that is definitely not green beans to me.

Ewwww, I think I'm put off of canned green beans forever. Not that I'd eat canned anyway, fresh is so much better.
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Old 10 August 2007, 02:28 PM
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Last week I opened three cans of green beans, to find that they were blackeyed peas. 3 out of 5 cans had the wrong labels. Who knows what else is going on!!!111!
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Old 10 August 2007, 04:39 PM
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I have to say, that is the smallest mouse I have ever seen (that was not a pinkie). Looking at the bowl of the spoon (the ones I have are just over 1.25" wide), and the size of the beans, very small critter.

And, while it is nasty, since the mouse was "thermally processed" ie-cooked, it should be safe to eat (not that I would want to). In other words, there are no real damages.
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