An Indiana man says he found what appears to be a piece of skin floating inside a freshly opened can of Pepsi — and he may have swallowed some of it.
“I cracked this one open and swallowed a chunk of something,” Joseph Hidey told WNDU. “We opened the can up and found another piece of what looks like skin with hair attached.”
“[I] was disgusted at what I seen,” he added. “It looked like a piece of skin and there was some hair attached to the piece.”
The South Bend man immediately filed a report with Walmart, where he purchased the drink.
“I filed a lengthy report and they said somebody would be out the next day to check it out,” he said.
A representative from a lab company was then dispatched to pick up a sample Monday night. The results from the test may take weeks, however, to come back.
PepsiCo told WNDU that they are looking into the matter.
“The safety and integrity of our products is our highest priority. We have reached out to Mr. Hidey directly about his claim, which came into our after-hours call center on Sunday, and will thoroughly investigate this matter,” a representative said.
Regardless, Hidey said he is having a difficult time getting over the incident.
“Now I’m just traumatized over the whole can thing,” he told WNDU.
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