Writer: Wendy Blaze
HEINZ SAUCE SACHET FOUND IN WOMAN’S INTESTINE
A 41-year-old old unnamed patient was suffering from a serious bowel disease for six years before doctors discovered a Heinz sauce sachet piercing the wall of her small intestine.
Doctors had earlier diagnosed her symptoms as Crohn’s disease after she repeatedly suffered bouts of acute abdominal pain and bloating which lasted up to three days.
The disease has no cure but symptoms can be relieved. When the woman failed to respond to standard medication, doctors at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, United Kingdom, were baffled and eventually decided surgery was her only option.
During the surgery, doctors found an inflamed mass in the small intestine which revealed two pieces of plastic packaging of Heinz Ketchup sauce. Once the packaging was removed the patient’s symptoms were cured.
According to reports, the anonymous woman claimed she had no memory of ingesting a meal containing the product which was discovered perforating the wall of her gut.