Western Family recalls lot of green beans after Utah woman finds snake head

Posted at 5:50 PM, Feb 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 09:43:44-05

FARMINGTON, Utah – Western Family has recalled a lot of green beans after a woman in Farmington stirring the veggies found a snake’s head staring back up at her.

Troy Walker said she was stirring green beans in a crock pot while cooking for about 100 members of her church's congregation.

“And I looked and thought, ‘Oh, there is a burnt bean,'" she said. "So I picked it up with a spoon, and then I picked it up and I saw eyes! It was a snake."

Walker said she screamed in terror.

“We were in the kitchen, and everybody came over and got their cameras out and started taking pictures,” Walker said. “It was terrible. Ugh!”

Walker had purchased dozens of cans of beans for the large meal for members of her church, but after spotting the head they didn’t want to take any chances on finding the body elsewhere.

“We threw all the beans away,” Walker said. “I saved the snake head, and I put it in a can, wrapped it in a plastic bag, and I ran it back down to Harmon’s, who, they were awesome, the were so apologetic.”

Walker has been in contact with Western Family’s Vice President of Quality Assurance, Sharon McFadden.

'We have stopped distribution on that lot of canned green beans,” McFadden stated. “We have issued a recall to wholesalers. That product was produced in August 2014 in Oregon. We are investigating how this happened.”

Walker said she let the company know they may have other unexpected chunks of reptile in their cans.

“When I called Western Family, I said, ‘You know what, there is a body out there somewhere: We only have the head.’”

Walker said she’s calmed down since the incident rattled her, but adds that it will be a while before green beans are back on the menu.

“I would probably never eat green beans again,” she said. “Done. Done. Done. Done: Game over!"