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    Monday, 27 February 2017

    Uproar among Parents as Mould and Maggots Found in Cow & Gate Products

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    Baby food favourite Cow & Gate are under fire after reports of parents discovering mould and live maggots in their products. The majority of complaints come from the Fruit Pots, with mould being found in the food, despite having best before dates of 2018. Other complaints are of some yoghurts, and even formula powders, recommended for children of just 4 months old and upwards.

    Facebook user Birinder Singh Mahil shared this photo (below) of a fruit pot, discovering large amounts of mould in the product.


    As reported by Metro, another mother wrote ‘Absolutely disgusted at finding this spider in one of your boxes of creamy porridge 4-6 months! How horrendous is this! What if I hadn’t noticed and my little girl had eaten it!? Mortified! I have always trusted your brand and use your jars too! But I no longer will be doing! I feel physically sick! Makes me wonder just how clean your factories are!’

    Facebook user Sonya Overall says “To all mums please check your cow and gate fruit pots before giving to children. My 20 month old son almost choked on this. It is some kind of amphibian we are currently having it tested. Cow and Gate customer service was very poor. My son will never be fed these foods again.” 
    The company have since confirmed the photo (right) does not contain an amphibian as initially thought.

    Another mother shared a video showing a live maggot moving around in some formula powder from the brand.

    Cow & Gate have responded to the Facebook posts ensuring that the complaints have been sent to their Quality Specialist Team. The company have also shared a statement on their Facebook page, ensuring that the safety of baby products is their ‘top priority ‘and that their ‘factories maintain strict internationally recognised hygiene and production standards.’

    A spokesperson told Metro: “We do know that the complaints featured are unrelated as each product comes from a different batch and/or factory. But, it’s true that some products clearly haven’t met the high standards parents have come to expect and for this we are sorry.”

    Read the full Facebook post below:


    An investigation is underway to find out how these problems have occurred. The company urge any concerned customers to contact the Careline 0800 977 4000, available 24/7.


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