Birthday cake for Commack man contained rat, attorney says

A cake with mold and parts of a A cake with mold and parts of a rat in it on Feb. 21, 2014. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

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A birthday cake for a 96-year-old Commack man bought at a local supermarket contained parts of a rat, a Northport attorney said Friday.

The man's family discovered what appeared to be a rat tail and mold when they cut the cake during a Thursday night birthday party, according to attorney Edward Yule.

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Yule said he was made aware of the incident by a friend of the family. He said no legal action has been taken, and he doesn't represent the elderly man or his family. A family friend said the German apple ring cake was purchased Monday at a King Kullen in Commack.

A King Kullen spokesman issued a statement that said the company will conduct an internal investigation and cooperate fully with any outside agencies.

"We took immediate steps as a precautionary measure," the statement said. "Product has been removed from the bakery and the premises have undergone a thorough inspection. There are no known safety or rodent issues in this bakery department and it is in good standing with all Department of Agriculture inspections."

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