That’s fowl! Woman discovers green flesh inside her Coles roast chicken – but the supermarket giant claims the meat is fine and provides a bizarre explanation for the sickening sight
- Woman bought a roast chicken from Lithgow Coles on Tuesday evening
- She found a strange green colouring in the flesh after slicing into it
- The woman took to Facebook to complain about her off-putting discovery
- Coles claimed that the bird flapped its wings ‘too much’ while it was alive
A woman has been left shocked when she found green-coloured flesh inside a roast chicken she bought from a Coles supermarket.
Kylie Mason bought the chicken from the Lithgow branch of Coles in New South Wales on Tuesday evening. She noticed the discolouration after bringing the chicken home and slicing it open.
Ms Mason took to Facebook to complain about the strangely-coloured meat.
‘Thought I’ll do a baked chook for dinner last night, unfortunately we couldn’t eat it,’ she posted on Coles’ Facebook page, alongside a picture of her purchase.
Ms Mason complained after finding green-coloured flesh inside her roast chicken from Coles
Social media users were left disgusted by the picture of the discoloured bird posted online
Other users were equally disgusted by the chicken. One commented ‘YUK….!!!’ whilst another joked ‘That’s fowl’.
Coles claim that the chicken would still have been safe to eat. In a comment to Kylie, the supermarket accounted for the off-putting green colour by explaining that the bird had ‘flapped its wings too much’ whilst it was alive.
The comment explained that the green colouring was caused by oxygen deficiency in the muscle, called pectoral myopathy (DPM) and that it would not be ‘harmful’ to eat.
Despite this the supermarket offered her a full refund of the bird as it did not conform to their ‘strict quality standards’.
Ms Mason later commented that the situation had been ‘rectified’ after she had spoken to a staff member from Coles Lithgow.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Coles for comment.
Ms Mason said the situation had been ‘rectified’ after the supermarket offered Ms Mason a full refund of the bird