And this little piggy had worms

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

When Labor Day rolls around most look forward to a memorable weekend, but one local family had a holiday to forget after eating a squirmy rack of ribs.

The Ramirez family couldn't have asked for a better weekend, especially with some spare ribs on the menu.

"I love ribs, man," says Armando Ramirez. "I can 'que em up all day."

And barbeque he did.

As soon as they were done, he says he scarfed them down until his son noticed something peculiar.

Something long, and somewhat plump, Armando told him it's just a vein.

He quickly starting wondering about this "vein." "As I started eating, I said to myself, 'I've never seen a vein in a rib.'"

Then it hit him, "This is not a vein, it's a worm!"

Ramirez froze the evidence and showed us what he saved, a rib with a worm right on top, not exactly the seasoning the Ramirez's had in mind.

He said he bought it at City Market in Clifton, and he called their manager.

The workers at the actual store couldn't discuss it, but we were able to get ahold of their parent company, King Soopers.

One of their customer service representatives says an infestation is possible.

Ramirez was offered his money back, and he learned an important lesson, check your products before you cook.

The government has a new Web site designed for food safety, it has all the latest on food safety and food recalls from all federal government agencies.
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  • by Charles Location: Clifton on Oct 8, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    The worms in the video clip are earthworms, not insect larve. The only way they would have gotten on or in the product is to be put there by the person purchasing the product. There is a rumor going around that Mr. Ramiriz tried to blackmail the producer of the ribs, J. B. Swift, for $7M to not take the story to the press. A GOOD RESPONSIBLE journalist might want to look into this side of the story if he were looking for the truth and not just a sensationalist story.
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