A Tennessee family has claimed that it found a dead mouse in a can of Campbell's soup. Phyllis Ingram said her 89-year-old grandmother had actually spooned the mouse from a bowl into her mouth.

According to a report by Associated Press, Campbell Soup Co. said that it wanted to examine the soup and the can it came in, along with the mouse itself, all of which the family has kept. But the company said it thought it unlikely that the mouse had got into the can of bean and bacon soup during production at the company's plant in Maxton, North Carolina.

The incident has been reported for investigation by the US Agriculture Department.