A man found maggots inside a pickled gherkin.
A man found maggots inside a pickled gherkin. Contributed

UPDATE: Company to probe larvae in pickle

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Riviana Foods, the parent company of Always Fresh, has responded following a Childers man's discovery of larvae in a gherkin.

"Quality control is of the utmost importance to Riviana Foods, and we take matters such as these very seriously," they said.

Riviana Foods says it has stringent quality controls and will be investigating the incident.

Details of the report have been sent to the supplier. 

EARLIER: A Childers man made a disturbing find after slicing open a gherkin.

Greg Tomkins bought a jar of Always Fresh pickled cucumbers and sliced one in half only to find it filled with white insect larvae. 

The local man took to social media to warn others: "Thought I'd share this... always cut up first".

Mr Tomkins said he had contacted the company regarding the find but had not yet heard back. 

The gherkins are manufactured in India.

The NewsMail has contacted Always Fresh for comment.

A man found maggots inside a pickled gherkin.
A man found maggots inside a pickled gherkin. Contributed