A mother has described how she "freaked out" after making a horrifying discovery inside an Asda banana.
Gemma Grange, 31, was peeling the fruit for her four-year-old son when she spotted it was laced with something red.
At first, Gemma, who bought the fruit from Asda in Whitchurch, Cardiff, thought the banana was "covered in blood".
She told Bristol Live: "The kids were sitting in the back of my car and my son handed me his banana because he said he couldn’t open it.
"As I peeled it, it was all red. I have not seen one like that before so I freaked out and just thought ‘what the hell is that’.
"I thought it was blood at first."
Gemma said the fruit looked completely normal from the outside and she was disappointed with the way Asda had handled the issue.
Her friend contacted the supermarket on her behalf, as she had to go to work, as they were worried other children could have the same issue.
She said she was told to bring the banana into the supermarket and was offered a £5 voucher.
But Gemma claims when her friend asked whether the supermarket would be checking bunches of the fruit, Asda said this was not possible.
The mum continued: "I am a bit disgusted with how they handled it to be honest. They should have done more, not just palmed me off with a £5 voucher.
"I wanted to warn parents to check their children’s fruit before giving it to them.
"If that had been in my son’s lunch box he would have just eaten it. We love bananas but the thought of eating one now makes me sick."
Asda has been approached for comment.
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