ST. LOUIS — Aldi Supermarkets is pulling red grapes from its St. Louis-area stores after a black widow spider was found in a container of the fruit.
KMOV-TV reports that one of its photographers made the discovery. Stan Kostecki bought grapes from the Aldi store in Chesterfield on Wednesday.
Aldi emailed a statement to KMOV saying it is conducting an investigation and offering refunds to those who bought grapes.
St. Louis Zoo experts say the black widow's bite is venomous, but not lethal, though a bite can make humans sick. The spider is native to Missouri.
The Associated Press