Shocked mum claims she found ‘shards of glass’ in baby food while feeding daughter
A shocked mum has spoken of her horror after she claims she found two shards of glass inside a jar of baby food she was giving her 11-month-old daughter.
Victoria Eardley had bought the Little Dish Chicken and Veg Pie for toddlers jar from her local Tesco store in the Allerton area of Liverpool.
But as she was feeding it to baby Isabel, who is almost one, she says she spotted the sharp object hidden among the food.
Victoria, 30, told the Liverpool Echo : “We normally feed our baby fresh food.
“I was looking for something nutritional that I would eat myself.
“She is sensitive to a lot of ingredients but this product looked safe for her to eat.
“We heated it up for her and it smelt delicious.
“The meal was fed using a bowl in order to help the food cool down quicker.
“I was feeding it to her and halfway through the dish I felt something really hard. At first I thought it might be a chicken bone.
“Then when I scraped the food off the spoon I realised it was a piece of glass.”
Victoria claims she found a second triangular piece of glass in the remains of the baby food.
However, Little Dish say they conducted an independent inquiry and the glass did not come from their facility.
She added: “I was just in shock. There are a lot of things that run through your mind as a first-time mum.
“I was thinking about the ‘what ifs’ and whether Isabel might have swallowed some smaller shards of glass.”
Victoria said she immediately returned to the Tesco store where she bought it from last Sunday, and they cleared the product from the shelves.
However she was shocked to find it back on sale a few days later.
She said: “I just wanted to make other mums aware of it. I’m really concerned if someone else is feeding their baby and they might swallow a piece of glass.
“Some babies will also be feeding themselves.”
At this stage it is not known how the glass pieces found their way into the product.
One suggestion is it could have been tampered with.
But it is understood to be an isolated incident and glass has not been found in any other products.
A Tesco spokeswoman said: “We were very sorry to hear about this incident and have apologised to Ms Eardley.
“As soon as we were made aware of this issue, we immediately worked with Little Dish to launch a comprehensive investigation.”
Little Dish is a small British company which employs around 12 people.
In a statement, Little Dish said: “We take great care in preparing our meals and do not use or allow glass anywhere in our production kitchen and now have confirmation from an independent laboratory that the glass is domestic in origin and did not come from our facility.”
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