Mother found two-inch needle in six-week-old daughter’s Cow and Gate milk powder
| November 28th 2013
Adapted from Daily Mail
A leading baby food manufacturer is investigating after a mother found a two-inch needle in her tiny daughter’s milk powder.
Julie Wakeling had already fed six week-old Skahayla from the £10 tin of Cow & Gate anti-reflux formula when she spotted the spike lurking in the powdered milk.
The angry 26-year-old from Sittingbourne in Kent had bought the tin in a supermarket near her home, and said that unnoticed the could have pierced her baby’s bottle and cut the infant.
'It was as I did the last scoop I noticed something shiny,' she said.
'I moved the formula away with the scoop and then I could see it was a needle.
'I was worried because I had already fed her with some it from the tin. My main fear was that it was a contaminated needle.
'I’m concerned other tins may have been contaminated and would warn other mums to be on the look out.
'What if it had gone in the bottle and pierced the teat and hurt her mouth?'
Miss Wakeling,a mother-of-three, immediately complained to manufacturers Danone Baby Nutrition UK and has sent the company the needle for analysis.
Suzanne Kingsberry, quality affairs manager for Danone Baby Nutrition UK, said: 'We were concerned to hear from Miss Wakeling.
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