Sunday, September 16, 2012

A strand of hair in Massimo bread!

I'll never, never buy Massimo bread again. Why? While eating two slices of bread spread with kaya, my tongue felt something alien. I spat out the lump of chewed bread and inspected it. There was a strand of hair in it! Pix above shows the balance of the bread which I later gave to stray dogs. This posting is an opportune time to highlight the legal case of Donoghue vs Stevenson [1932].

Wikipedia states: "Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] UKHL 100, [1932] SC (HL) 31, [1932] AC 562 is a foundational case for Scots delict law and English tort law by the House of Lords. It created the modern concept of negligence, by setting out general principles whereby one person would owe another person a duty of care.

Often called the 'Paisley snail' or 'snail in the bottle' case, the facts involved Mrs Donoghue drinking a bottle of ginger beer in a cafe in Paisley, Renfrewshire. A snail was in the bottle. She fell ill, and she sued the ginger beer manufacturer, Mr Stevenson. The House of Lords held that the manufacturer owed a duty of care to her, which was breached, because it was reasonably foreseeable that failure to ensure the product's safety would lead to harm of consumers."


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