A Gonville woman was bewildered after opening a packet of noodles yesterday to find a suspicious black-and-grey clump in them.

"I went to put it in the pot with all my vegetables," Jo Morris said. "I thought, 'Oh my God, I can't use that'."

The sealed package of hokkien noodles had a circle of what appeared to be a mould-like substance coating some of the noodles, roughly 3cm in diameter.

The appearance of the patch made Mrs Morris question whether it was mould or "part of an animal".

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"I'm just wondering if it's part of a mouse - I don't know."

She bought the noodles from a local supermarket on May 17. The "best before" date is October 13, 2016.

Mrs Morris had lost her appetite somewhat yesterday, saying she might "just have a cup of tea" instead.

"I don't think I'll be buying them for a while."

Mrs Morris wanted the noodles tested so she could find out exactly what the unwanted extra was, and how it got inside a sealed package.

The incident comes less than two weeks after a Whanganui woman took the top off a steak-and-cheese pie to find "a little bushy thing" growing inside.

In March a rodent's foot was allegedly found in a Tegel saveloy sold in Gonville.

- NOTE: The brand name of the noodles has been withheld until the company concerned has received information about the issue.