Monday, June 25 2012 8:39 PM EDT2012-06-26 00:39:16 GMT
SANTA MARIA - Santa Barbara County's Environmental Health Department says it will formally investigate a complaint by a Santa Maria family that candy they bought at a local drug store had maggots. "HeMore >>
Santa Maria family claims maggots were in chocolate bars bought at local drug store.
SANTA MARIA, Calif- Teresa Castro and her family were looking to bite into a sweet treat but bit into cob webs and maggots instead.
The Castro family bought some Snickers bars from the CVS on South Broadway Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately they only noticed the creepy crawlers after someone had taken a bite.
Teresa went back to the store and spoke to a manager. "He went to go get another bar from the container where we had gotten it, which was a Budweiser container. He got another one, he opened it and the same thing happened, he opened another one there were still maggots in it."
What's the price of accidentally eating maggots? "He gave us a $50 gift certificate for CVS for what had happened with the snickers bar," said Teresa.
CVS provided this statement about the incident:
We apologize to the Castro family that this happened and we have taken several steps so far to address this matter, including:
We removed all of the Snickers bars in the bin from the sales floor. Based on our inspection, none of the items were expired.
All of our stores in the region are inspecting their Snickers products. No further issues have been detected.
We have contacted the manufacturer to make them aware of this incident for their own investigation.
This appears to be an isolated incident involving the Snickers in a single bin at one store but we are continuing to investigate.
Central Coast News is also contacting the Health Department to see how the maggots got in the candy in the first place.
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:26:01 GMT
Monterey, Calif. - A new generation of Americans, bout 2.4 million, who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are now coming home, thousands to the central coast. Estimates are showing 20 to 30 percent of thoseMore >>
Monterey, Calif. - A new generation of Americans, about 2.4 million, who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are now coming home, thousands to the central coast. Estimates are showing 20 to 30 percent of those are being diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. This is the first in a three part Center For Investigative action series on what these young soldiers are facing as they come home and how it will impact the central coast.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:28 GMT
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- The Santa Maria Ford Dealership is under fire after customers say they lure in with flyers promising they had won a prize but when they got to the dealership, they never got it.More >>
Customer after customer said they were told they were winners for successfully matching three symbols on this flyer but the dealership says those prizes never came.
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:19 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:19:09 GMT
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Police arrested 36-year old Carlos Israel Xitumul-Pineda for felony charges of intercourse or sodomy with a child, sodomy against a victim's will by force, and committing a lewdMore >>
Police arrested 36-year old Carlos Israel Xitumul-Pineda for felony charges of intercourse or sodomy with a child, sodomy against a victim's will by force, and committing a lewd act upon a child. Xitumul-Pineda was babysitting the two 5-year old victims, said police.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:14:49 GMT
ATASCADERO, Calif. – The Atascadero Police Department has confirmed a death first reported as suspicious on Wednesday, May 22nd is now being classified as a homicide. The victim is identified as 52-yearMore >>
The Atascadero Police Department has confirmed a death first reported as suspicious on Wednesday, May 22nd is now being classified as a homicide.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:39:50 GMT
MONTEREY, Calif. -- The National Weather Service has issued a tsunami warning to areas bordering the Pacific Ocean and adacent seas. The tsunami warning has not been extended to California, Oregon, Washington,More >>
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a destructive tsunami has not been generated based on its historical earthquake and tsunami data.More >>