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March 6, 2006 | by  | in News |
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This is mould…

VUWSA Exec members are angry and concerned for their reputation after accidentally feeding mouldy bread to students at a free sausage sizzle last week.

The bread, reportedly purchased by Activities Officer Joel Cosgrove on the morning of the sausage sizzle, had small spots of bluey-green coloured mould growing on several pieces. The date of expiry was alleged to have been 26 February, four days before the bread was sold.

Cosgrove was outraged: “you buy bread on the assumption that you can eat the bread, not to watch it go mouldy. That’s not my thing”, he says. Although he was determined to speak with the owner of the dairy that sold the bread, at the time of publication he had been too busy.

Education Vice-President Miri Duffield says the incident was “deeply regrettable”.

The bread had been given to several students, including this humble reporter, before the existence of the mould was discovered. The sausage sizzle was shut down after General Exec member Delia Timms spotted the mould.

Although eating mould can, in some cases, cause illnesses, stomachs capable of ingesting what the Mount Street Bar and Cafe optimistically calls food should have no problem coping.

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