Family finds spider crawling inside bag of salad, video goes viral

Posted at 1:28 PM, Feb 04, 2016

If you love salad and you’re squeamish, you may want to look away.

Zoe Perry posted a video to Woolworths’ Facebook page that apparently shows a spider crawling inside a bag of “Italian Style” salad mix:

Zoe wrote:

“Hi Woolworths,

Shopping as per usual for Italian Style Salad Mix….get it home….Mum goes to open the packet and we are greeted by….

Is this what’s actually behind the “salmonella” callbacks?

Kind Regards,

An arachnophobic family”

A Woolworths social media representative responded to the video and wrote:

“We’re very concerned about this Zoe, and take incidents like this very seriously. Please let us know your phone number and state in a Private Message at so that we can follow this up with you ASAP. Thanks.“We’re very concerned about this Zoe, and take incidents like this very seriously.”

A 25-second video was posted on YouTube, but the 6-second video shared on Woolworths’ Facebook page has been viewed over 2.2 million times in less than 10 hours.

Woolworths Supermarkets is a supermarket/grocery store chain located in Australia and owned by Woolworths Limited.

Also on Thursday, the supermarket chain revealed some of its lettuce and spinach salad mixes had been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 28 people.

The recalled salads, grown and packaged by Victorian company Tripod Farmers, were sold at Coles, Woolworths, Bi-Lo and other stores in Australia.