Upset consumers have long taken to social media to express disgust at finding insects in produce they've purchased from Australian supermarkets.

From worms, ladybugs, cockroaches, flies and moths - it's obvious health-conscious consumers aren't the only ones with a taste for fresh fruit and vegetables.

But not everyone is as sympathetic as retailers, however, with many saying people who complain about the presence of foreign objects in their food should suck it up.

Zoe Anderson was chowing down on a Coles Caesar Salad from the Bonnells Bay store in New South Wales on Wednesday when she made a gruesome discovery.

The design student claimed she found a large dead insect just as she was almost finished, forcing her to choke back an overwhelming desire to vomit.

Traumatised, she vowed to never purchase a salad from the retailer again, meanwhile, Coles said it had contacted Ms Anderson to follow up her complaint.

The 22-year-old was not the first to find a deceased animal in food purchased from a supermarket, and almost certainly won't be the last.

But those on the sidelines have argued the presence of rogue creatures might not be such a bad thing after all, given it was often a sign of healthy, thriving crops.

Among the plethora of posts to Facebook criticising retailers for incompetent washing and packaging were many people urging others to take better care themselves.

In several posts complaining about small insects either live or dead in a pile of leafy green vegetables, many commenters expressed it was only natural.

'This happens all the time that's why you wash it before you eat it?,' someone wrote to a shopper unhappy about their lettuce crawling in bugs.

Another claimed they were fine dealing with animals on their food if it meant no nasty chemicals, writing: 'Exactly, I'd rather live bugs than my produce drowned in pesticides'.

Someone else said, 'This happens all the time that's why you wash it before you eat it?.'

'I'd rather a tiny bug than poisonous pesticides,' another person said.

One shopper stated animals inside produce, dead or alive, was actually positive for the consumer.

'Bugs are good! It means no pesticides have been used,' they wrote.

Another person agreed and claimed it was a sign the product was extra fresh.

'That's as fresh as it gets! Straight from the ground to your plate,' their comment read.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Coles and Woolworths for comment.