A British bride-to-be was in the hospital Wednesday night after swallowing a one-inch nail in a Tesco-brand macaroni.
Rebecca Shorten, 21, said she is in so much pain the wedding next week may be postponed.
She ate the nail thinking it was a crunchy bit of pasta — then spotted two more in the dish.
Her fiancé Craig Stevens, 26, rushed her to hospital, where X-rays showed it was pointing down into her stomach.
But medics told Shorten to avoid surgery and let nature take its course.
The personal assistant went home — but returned the next day after collapsing in agony.
The couple said Tesco had only offered a refund when they revealed the problem.
Shorten, of Lincoln, said: “Tesco said someone would phone, but no one has yet. My stomach’s all swollen and I can’t hold anything down.”
The couple said they were consulting lawyers. Tesco said it would investigate and had taken the Value Meal off shelves.
Meanwhile, a timber merchant said he found a live insect larva in a pack of Tesco nuts.