It’s every vegetable hater and arachnophobe’s worst nightmare — spiders hiding among your greens.
It is understood the withdrawal affects stores across Queensland and New South Wales.
In the first case, a Gold Coast woman got a little bit more than she bargained for when she washed some broccoli on Saturday night.
She discovered a redback spider lurking in the veggies.
Dee Nott bought the broccoli earlier that day from the Woolworths supermarket in Runaway Bay.
The shocked woman was so upset about her close encounter with the poisonous critter that she took a photograph of it and posted it on Woolworths’ Facebook page.
“Hi team Woolworths. I just had a nasty surprise — a live redback spider in my broccoli purchased today at your Runaway Bay store,” she says in her post.
She placed the venomous spider in her freezer for the night and had planned to return for a full refund the next day.”
“We’re very concerned about this, Dee, and take incidents like this very seriously,” Woolworths responded.