Tin of mouldy ham prompts generous donation

Ye Olde Oak Ham donated 15 cases of hotdogs to Fare Share Food Bank

Tin of mouldy ham prompts generous donation

A man's complaint about a tin of 'mouldy' ham has resulted in the company who made it donating thousands of hot dogs to a foodbank.

Adam Lane, 30, was left sickened after his wife opened a tin of Ye Olde Oak ham to find a brown and white substance coating over it.

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The father-of-one contacted the firm about the tin he bought from Farm Foods in Knowsley, Merseyside, which had a 2019 best before date.

He was offered supermarket vouchers as compensation, but refused and said he would rather they donate to one of his local food banks.

To his shock, he then received an email from Ye Olde Oak Ham revealing it had upheld his suggestion and donated 15 cases of 400g American Style Hotdogs - 1,080 cans - to Fare Share Food Bank in Merseyside.

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Adam fears if he didn't complain then someone could have become seriously unwell

Adam told Liverpool Echo: "It is just great that an issue like that can turn into a charity being rewarded and in turn help a lot of families.

"The fact is that if I had just taken it back to Farmfoods then they wouldn't have been able to do anything about the issue.

"There might be a bad batch and the company need to know about it.

"If I hadn't complained and then someone had become seriously unwell, then that would have been on my hands."

Adam said that a representative from Ye Olde Oak Ham came to his home last week and took away the tin of ham for tests.

He said: "At the end of the day I know it is just a can of ham.

"If I hadn't complained and then someone had become seriously unwell, then that would have been on my hands."

"But now that can of ham has been transformed into over a thousand cans of hotdogs that will help a lot of people.

"And that was the goal. I didn't want vouchers for a supermarket.

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The Merseyside man says his goal was to help the needy - which he achieved

"For them to donate them to a food bank is brilliant and it was important that it go to help people in my home town of Liverpool.

"That's all I wanted, it is a good end to the story."

Ye Olde Oak Ham has been contacted for comment.

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