Mum's horror at finding glass in her son’s breakfast

Tracey and Dale Holloway, with 7-month-old son Rhys

The shard of glass found in the Cow and Gate porridge

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Crime Reporter

A MUM was horrified when she found glass in her baby’s porridge mixture.

Tracey Holloway is angry that her seven-month-old’s throat could have been cut if she had not spotted the shard of green glass, and fed it to him.

She fears that other packets of Cow & Gate porridge may also be contaminated and has warned other parents to be vigilant when feeding their youngsters with the banana and strawberry mix to prevent any serious injuries.

But Cow & Gate insists it is a very “unusual” and “isolated” incident and has vowed to work with Southampton’s environmental health investigation team to identify where this piece of glass came from.

Mum-of-one Tracey, from Millbrook, told the Daily Echo she screamed with horror when she discovered the glass, which was nearly half an inch (1cm) long, in her son’s porridge.

Green glass She said that the box the porridge came in was not damaged and that it was the first time she had used the product, which is suitable for babies aged four months upwards.

As the glass was green it stood out from the beige mixture, but Tracey fears it could have easily been missed had she been in a rush and not fully concentrating on what she was doing.

Tracey, 27, said: “I was absolutely mortified. I felt so upset and guilty because I was the one who was about to feed this to my son, which would have seriously harmed him.

“It would have cut his gums and throat and I would have been clueless about why that was happening.

“He is the most precious thing in my life and I want the best for him, so to see this in his baby dish was horrifying.

“To have this appear in any food is awful but to find it in a baby product, you just expect higher standards.”

She has made a complaint to Cow & Gate and Southampton City Council’s Trading Standards team, which has passed it to environmental health as it concerns a foreign body.

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9:29am Tue 16 Apr 13

The Wickham Man says...

Because of the way these are filled and packaged it is impossible to find glass in only one pack and not in others. And there is no way a piece of green glass would have gone through all the mills and sieves and filters in the packing machinery and then past the quality control checks which modern food packing plants have. Unless other parents find glass too I think a little bit of further investigation into Tracey's story is necessary.
Because of the way these are filled and packaged it is impossible to find glass in only one pack and not in others. And there is no way a piece of green glass would have gone through all the mills and sieves and filters in the packing machinery and then past the quality control checks which modern food packing plants have. Unless other parents find glass too I think a little bit of further investigation into Tracey's story is necessary. The Wickham Man
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10:01am Tue 16 Apr 13

pob says...

Sadly in today's claims culture it's inevitable that everyone, however innocent, is under suspicion.
Sadly in today's claims culture it's inevitable that everyone, however innocent, is under suspicion. pob
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10:05am Tue 16 Apr 13

bigfella777 says...

The Wickham Man wrote:
Because of the way these are filled and packaged it is impossible to find glass in only one pack and not in others. And there is no way a piece of green glass would have gone through all the mills and sieves and filters in the packing machinery and then past the quality control checks which modern food packing plants have. Unless other parents find glass too I think a little bit of further investigation into Tracey's story is necessary.
Well that's what the story says they are doing, why do you have to repeat everything.
[quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: Because of the way these are filled and packaged it is impossible to find glass in only one pack and not in others. And there is no way a piece of green glass would have gone through all the mills and sieves and filters in the packing machinery and then past the quality control checks which modern food packing plants have. Unless other parents find glass too I think a little bit of further investigation into Tracey's story is necessary.[/p][/quote]Well that's what the story says they are doing, why do you have to repeat everything. bigfella777
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10:20am Tue 16 Apr 13

LeeB1900 says...

Im sorry bit this is near on impossible to happen. Probably a piece of glass that was in the bowl from somewhere in her home.
Im sorry bit this is near on impossible to happen. Probably a piece of glass that was in the bowl from somewhere in her home. LeeB1900
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10:46am Tue 16 Apr 13

sotonboy84 says...

At least they should be able to identify what the glass came from due to the unusual colour.
At least they should be able to identify what the glass came from due to the unusual colour. sotonboy84
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10:55am Tue 16 Apr 13

KA says...

Oh here we go again .. she's on benefits,she's a liar, she's after compo you lot want to get a life...
Oh here we go again .. she's on benefits,she's a liar, she's after compo you lot want to get a life... KA
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11:55am Tue 16 Apr 13

Brite Spark says...

I thought that Compo would have been a bit old for her.
I thought that Compo would have been a bit old for her. Brite Spark
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12:03pm Tue 16 Apr 13

KA says...

Brite Spark wrote:
I thought that Compo would have been a bit old for her.
:D
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: I thought that Compo would have been a bit old for her.[/p][/quote]:D KA
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12:24pm Tue 16 Apr 13

The Wickham Man says...

bigfella777 wrote:
The Wickham Man wrote:
Because of the way these are filled and packaged it is impossible to find glass in only one pack and not in others. And there is no way a piece of green glass would have gone through all the mills and sieves and filters in the packing machinery and then past the quality control checks which modern food packing plants have. Unless other parents find glass too I think a little bit of further investigation into Tracey's story is necessary.
Well that's what the story says they are doing, why do you have to repeat everything.
Not exactly. It says they are going to investigate how the glass got into the packet. I am saying they should investigate whether the glass was ever in the packet.
Does that answer your question?
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: Because of the way these are filled and packaged it is impossible to find glass in only one pack and not in others. And there is no way a piece of green glass would have gone through all the mills and sieves and filters in the packing machinery and then past the quality control checks which modern food packing plants have. Unless other parents find glass too I think a little bit of further investigation into Tracey's story is necessary.[/p][/quote]Well that's what the story says they are doing, why do you have to repeat everything.[/p][/quote]Not exactly. It says they are going to investigate how the glass got into the packet. I am saying they should investigate whether the glass was ever in the packet. Does that answer your question? The Wickham Man
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12:40pm Tue 16 Apr 13

Whoareyoutojudge? says...

You
Lot are seriously messed up... Who
Mentioned compensation??? Things do get where they shouldn't be all the time, cow and gate happen to use alot of glass jars for their products, who are you to even suggest she put it there? Or she's on benefits or that she wants compensation. She wants other parents made aware of it incase it's in any other boxes! Now instead of being a bunch of jumped up freaks why don't you try to sympathise with her, you would be pretty pee'd off it you found it in your babies breakfast!!!!!
You Lot are seriously messed up... Who Mentioned compensation??? Things do get where they shouldn't be all the time, cow and gate happen to use alot of glass jars for their products, who are you to even suggest she put it there? Or she's on benefits or that she wants compensation. She wants other parents made aware of it incase it's in any other boxes! Now instead of being a bunch of jumped up freaks why don't you try to sympathise with her, you would be pretty pee'd off it you found it in your babies breakfast!!!!! Whoareyoutojudge?
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12:55pm Tue 16 Apr 13

minnie64 says...

Whoareyoutojudge? wrote:
You Lot are seriously messed up... Who Mentioned compensation??? Things do get where they shouldn't be all the time, cow and gate happen to use alot of glass jars for their products, who are you to even suggest she put it there? Or she's on benefits or that she wants compensation. She wants other parents made aware of it incase it's in any other boxes! Now instead of being a bunch of jumped up freaks why don't you try to sympathise with her, you would be pretty pee'd off it you found it in your babies breakfast!!!!!
I can suggest what I want actually - called freedom of speech !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Whoareyoutojudge?[/bold] wrote: You Lot are seriously messed up... Who Mentioned compensation??? Things do get where they shouldn't be all the time, cow and gate happen to use alot of glass jars for their products, who are you to even suggest she put it there? Or she's on benefits or that she wants compensation. She wants other parents made aware of it incase it's in any other boxes! Now instead of being a bunch of jumped up freaks why don't you try to sympathise with her, you would be pretty pee'd off it you found it in your babies breakfast!!!!![/p][/quote]I can suggest what I want actually - called freedom of speech !!!! minnie64
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1:40pm Tue 16 Apr 13

Whoareyoutojudge? says...

Whoareyoutojudge? wrote:
You
Lot are seriously messed up... Who
Mentioned compensation??? Things do get where they shouldn't be all the time, cow and gate happen to use alot of glass jars for their products, who are you to even suggest she put it there? Or she's on benefits or that she wants compensation. She wants other parents made aware of it incase it's in any other boxes! Now instead of being a bunch of jumped up freaks why don't you try to sympathise with her, you would be pretty pee'd off it you found it in your babies breakfast!!!!!
Freedom of speech yeah but not being nasty or insulting someone you don't even know
[quote][p][bold]Whoareyoutojudge?[/bold] wrote: You Lot are seriously messed up... Who Mentioned compensation??? Things do get where they shouldn't be all the time, cow and gate happen to use alot of glass jars for their products, who are you to even suggest she put it there? Or she's on benefits or that she wants compensation. She wants other parents made aware of it incase it's in any other boxes! Now instead of being a bunch of jumped up freaks why don't you try to sympathise with her, you would be pretty pee'd off it you found it in your babies breakfast!!!!![/p][/quote]Freedom of speech yeah but not being nasty or insulting someone you don't even know Whoareyoutojudge?
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1:50pm Tue 16 Apr 13

melsm57 says...

To answer some of the comments above - I've worked in the processed food industry for 24 years - yes it is possible to get a piece of glass in one package and not another - however, glass is monitored closely in all food manufacturing facilities and especially in baby food manufacturers. It's quite possible (even probable based on my experience) that the glass did originate in the home, and not necessarily that the woman is deliberating misrepresenting the case (although I've seen that before too!) - sometimes when something breaks at home the shards can end up in all sorts of places, and it's much later you come across it. But until the company has done it's investigation it's all supposition. I have seen all sorts of legitimate foreign material in food products including a 8" piece of metal in a sealed bag of pasta. I've also see the most outrageous cons tried - someone once said they had found a salamander in a can of pineapple juice - the only problem with that is that the salamander was indigenous to the customer's location - and the pineapple juice was canned in the Philippines! The company has lots of investigative resources at their disposal to get to the bottom of this. We should let them get on with it.
To answer some of the comments above - I've worked in the processed food industry for 24 years - yes it is possible to get a piece of glass in one package and not another - however, glass is monitored closely in all food manufacturing facilities and especially in baby food manufacturers. It's quite possible (even probable based on my experience) that the glass did originate in the home, and not necessarily that the woman is deliberating misrepresenting the case (although I've seen that before too!) - sometimes when something breaks at home the shards can end up in all sorts of places, and it's much later you come across it. But until the company has done it's investigation it's all supposition. I have seen all sorts of legitimate foreign material in food products including a 8" piece of metal in a sealed bag of pasta. I've also see the most outrageous cons tried - someone once said they had found a salamander in a can of pineapple juice - the only problem with that is that the salamander was indigenous to the customer's location - and the pineapple juice was canned in the Philippines! The company has lots of investigative resources at their disposal to get to the bottom of this. We should let them get on with it. melsm57
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2:40pm Tue 16 Apr 13

minnie64 says...

Whoareyoutojudge? wrote:
Whoareyoutojudge? wrote: You Lot are seriously messed up... Who Mentioned compensation??? Things do get where they shouldn't be all the time, cow and gate happen to use alot of glass jars for their products, who are you to even suggest she put it there? Or she's on benefits or that she wants compensation. She wants other parents made aware of it incase it's in any other boxes! Now instead of being a bunch of jumped up freaks why don't you try to sympathise with her, you would be pretty pee'd off it you found it in your babies breakfast!!!!!
Freedom of speech yeah but not being nasty or insulting someone you don't even know
I would 'suggest' calling people names is being nasty !!!! 'when YOU dont even know them'
[quote][p][bold]Whoareyoutojudge?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Whoareyoutojudge?[/bold] wrote: You Lot are seriously messed up... Who Mentioned compensation??? Things do get where they shouldn't be all the time, cow and gate happen to use alot of glass jars for their products, who are you to even suggest she put it there? Or she's on benefits or that she wants compensation. She wants other parents made aware of it incase it's in any other boxes! Now instead of being a bunch of jumped up freaks why don't you try to sympathise with her, you would be pretty pee'd off it you found it in your babies breakfast!!!!![/p][/quote]Freedom of speech yeah but not being nasty or insulting someone you don't even know[/p][/quote]I would 'suggest' calling people names is being nasty !!!! 'when YOU dont even know them' minnie64
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4:08pm Tue 16 Apr 13

Lady1bird says...

Why is it people assume everyone is on benfits in these kind of incidents, makes my blood boil. I know this family and I can assure you they both work hard and are lucky enough not to be on benefits. That is the problem these days with his country is that everyone judges everyone else by where they live, their looks etc. To also suggest that this glass was put there deliberately is ridiculous as these things do happen and the investigation will prove this and ensure that this kind of thing does not happen again. It was highlighted for the benefits of parents of young babies so they could be aware and not for any money purpose.
Why is it people assume everyone is on benfits in these kind of incidents, makes my blood boil. I know this family and I can assure you they both work hard and are lucky enough not to be on benefits. That is the problem these days with his country is that everyone judges everyone else by where they live, their looks etc. To also suggest that this glass was put there deliberately is ridiculous as these things do happen and the investigation will prove this and ensure that this kind of thing does not happen again. It was highlighted for the benefits of parents of young babies so they could be aware and not for any money purpose. Lady1bird
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4:22pm Tue 16 Apr 13

owen_thesaints says...

melsm57 wrote:
To answer some of the comments above - I've worked in the processed food industry for 24 years - yes it is possible to get a piece of glass in one package and not another - however, glass is monitored closely in all food manufacturing facilities and especially in baby food manufacturers. It's quite possible (even probable based on my experience) that the glass did originate in the home, and not necessarily that the woman is deliberating misrepresenting the case (although I've seen that before too!) - sometimes when something breaks at home the shards can end up in all sorts of places, and it's much later you come across it. But until the company has done it's investigation it's all supposition. I have seen all sorts of legitimate foreign material in food products including a 8" piece of metal in a sealed bag of pasta. I've also see the most outrageous cons tried - someone once said they had found a salamander in a can of pineapple juice - the only problem with that is that the salamander was indigenous to the customer's location - and the pineapple juice was canned in the Philippines! The company has lots of investigative resources at their disposal to get to the bottom of this. We should let them get on with it.
Well said, Sir (or Madam)!

And that concludes this thread nothing more needs to said or inferred by the armchair experts of the public... :-)
[quote][p][bold]melsm57[/bold] wrote: To answer some of the comments above - I've worked in the processed food industry for 24 years - yes it is possible to get a piece of glass in one package and not another - however, glass is monitored closely in all food manufacturing facilities and especially in baby food manufacturers. It's quite possible (even probable based on my experience) that the glass did originate in the home, and not necessarily that the woman is deliberating misrepresenting the case (although I've seen that before too!) - sometimes when something breaks at home the shards can end up in all sorts of places, and it's much later you come across it. But until the company has done it's investigation it's all supposition. I have seen all sorts of legitimate foreign material in food products including a 8" piece of metal in a sealed bag of pasta. I've also see the most outrageous cons tried - someone once said they had found a salamander in a can of pineapple juice - the only problem with that is that the salamander was indigenous to the customer's location - and the pineapple juice was canned in the Philippines! The company has lots of investigative resources at their disposal to get to the bottom of this. We should let them get on with it.[/p][/quote]Well said, Sir (or Madam)! And that concludes this thread nothing more needs to said or inferred by the armchair experts of the public... :-) owen_thesaints
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4:56pm Tue 16 Apr 13

S!monOn says...

Lady1bird wrote:
Why is it people assume everyone is on benfits in these kind of incidents, makes my blood boil. I know this family and I can assure you they both work hard and are lucky enough not to be on benefits. That is the problem these days with his country is that everyone judges everyone else by where they live, their looks etc. To also suggest that this glass was put there deliberately is ridiculous as these things do happen and the investigation will prove this and ensure that this kind of thing does not happen again. It was highlighted for the benefits of parents of young babies so they could be aware and not for any money purpose.
Why is it to suggest that the glass was put there deliberately ridiculous? As you say - these things do happen.

Unless the investigation has concluded and results published people can suggest what they like.
[quote][p][bold]Lady1bird[/bold] wrote: Why is it people assume everyone is on benfits in these kind of incidents, makes my blood boil. I know this family and I can assure you they both work hard and are lucky enough not to be on benefits. That is the problem these days with his country is that everyone judges everyone else by where they live, their looks etc. To also suggest that this glass was put there deliberately is ridiculous as these things do happen and the investigation will prove this and ensure that this kind of thing does not happen again. It was highlighted for the benefits of parents of young babies so they could be aware and not for any money purpose.[/p][/quote]Why is it to suggest that the glass was put there deliberately ridiculous? As you say - these things do happen. Unless the investigation has concluded and results published people can suggest what they like. S!monOn
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6:36pm Tue 16 Apr 13

thinklikealocal says...

Whoareyoutojudge? wrote:
You Lot are seriously messed up... Who Mentioned compensation??? Things do get where they shouldn't be all the time, cow and gate happen to use alot of glass jars for their products, who are you to even suggest she put it there? Or she's on benefits or that she wants compensation. She wants other parents made aware of it incase it's in any other boxes! Now instead of being a bunch of jumped up freaks why don't you try to sympathise with her, you would be pretty pee'd off it you found it in your babies breakfast!!!!!
Yes I would be pretty 'peed off' but I'm not sure I would be 'horrified'. Anotger terrible piece of journalism. This migh of happened - if that had happened. This is supposed to be a newspaper not a horoscope.
[quote][p][bold]Whoareyoutojudge?[/bold] wrote: You Lot are seriously messed up... Who Mentioned compensation??? Things do get where they shouldn't be all the time, cow and gate happen to use alot of glass jars for their products, who are you to even suggest she put it there? Or she's on benefits or that she wants compensation. She wants other parents made aware of it incase it's in any other boxes! Now instead of being a bunch of jumped up freaks why don't you try to sympathise with her, you would be pretty pee'd off it you found it in your babies breakfast!!!!![/p][/quote]Yes I would be pretty 'peed off' but I'm not sure I would be 'horrified'. Anotger terrible piece of journalism. This migh of happened - if that had happened. This is supposed to be a newspaper not a horoscope. thinklikealocal
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9:01pm Tue 16 Apr 13

LeeB1900 says...

Id again say again its a load of complete twoddle that this has happened. It is just about impossible given the stringent processes the firms use to prevent forgein bodies in baby food or any other food come to that. I would suggest IF (big IF) there was any glass its very likely to have come from within their own kitchen and nothing what so ever do with Cow & Gate. Intentionally or not Id say the blame is homeward bound!
Id again say again its a load of complete twoddle that this has happened. It is just about impossible given the stringent processes the firms use to prevent forgein bodies in baby food or any other food come to that. I would suggest IF (big IF) there was any glass its very likely to have come from within their own kitchen and nothing what so ever do with Cow & Gate. Intentionally or not Id say the blame is homeward bound! LeeB1900
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9:02pm Tue 16 Apr 13

LeeB1900 says...

The Wickham Man wrote:
Because of the way these are filled and packaged it is impossible to find glass in only one pack and not in others. And there is no way a piece of green glass would have gone through all the mills and sieves and filters in the packing machinery and then past the quality control checks which modern food packing plants have. Unless other parents find glass too I think a little bit of further investigation into Tracey's story is necessary.
agreed totally!
[quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: Because of the way these are filled and packaged it is impossible to find glass in only one pack and not in others. And there is no way a piece of green glass would have gone through all the mills and sieves and filters in the packing machinery and then past the quality control checks which modern food packing plants have. Unless other parents find glass too I think a little bit of further investigation into Tracey's story is necessary.[/p][/quote]agreed totally! LeeB1900
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9:04pm Tue 16 Apr 13

LeeB1900 says...

KA wrote:
Oh here we go again .. she's on benefits,she's a liar, she's after compo you lot want to get a life...
so does she as its near on iumpossible for this to have happened at Cow & Gate. SHE wants to check her own cupboards and shelves are clean and clear of glass remnants - thats the very likely cause of this!
[quote][p][bold]KA[/bold] wrote: Oh here we go again .. she's on benefits,she's a liar, she's after compo you lot want to get a life...[/p][/quote]so does she as its near on iumpossible for this to have happened at Cow & Gate. SHE wants to check her own cupboards and shelves are clean and clear of glass remnants - thats the very likely cause of this! LeeB1900
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9:05pm Tue 16 Apr 13

LeeB1900 says...

melsm57 wrote:
To answer some of the comments above - I've worked in the processed food industry for 24 years - yes it is possible to get a piece of glass in one package and not another - however, glass is monitored closely in all food manufacturing facilities and especially in baby food manufacturers. It's quite possible (even probable based on my experience) that the glass did originate in the home, and not necessarily that the woman is deliberating misrepresenting the case (although I've seen that before too!) - sometimes when something breaks at home the shards can end up in all sorts of places, and it's much later you come across it. But until the company has done it's investigation it's all supposition. I have seen all sorts of legitimate foreign material in food products including a 8" piece of metal in a sealed bag of pasta. I've also see the most outrageous cons tried - someone once said they had found a salamander in a can of pineapple juice - the only problem with that is that the salamander was indigenous to the customer's location - and the pineapple juice was canned in the Philippines! The company has lots of investigative resources at their disposal to get to the bottom of this. We should let them get on with it.
excellent comment - Id again say again its a load of complete twoddle that this has happened. It is just about (agreed not totally) impossible given the stringent processes the firms use to prevent forgein bodies in baby food or any other food come to that. I would suggest IF (big IF) there was any glass its very likely to have come from within their own kitchen and nothing what so ever do with Cow & Gate. Intentionally or not Id say the blame is homeward bound!
[quote][p][bold]melsm57[/bold] wrote: To answer some of the comments above - I've worked in the processed food industry for 24 years - yes it is possible to get a piece of glass in one package and not another - however, glass is monitored closely in all food manufacturing facilities and especially in baby food manufacturers. It's quite possible (even probable based on my experience) that the glass did originate in the home, and not necessarily that the woman is deliberating misrepresenting the case (although I've seen that before too!) - sometimes when something breaks at home the shards can end up in all sorts of places, and it's much later you come across it. But until the company has done it's investigation it's all supposition. I have seen all sorts of legitimate foreign material in food products including a 8" piece of metal in a sealed bag of pasta. I've also see the most outrageous cons tried - someone once said they had found a salamander in a can of pineapple juice - the only problem with that is that the salamander was indigenous to the customer's location - and the pineapple juice was canned in the Philippines! The company has lots of investigative resources at their disposal to get to the bottom of this. We should let them get on with it.[/p][/quote]excellent comment - Id again say again its a load of complete twoddle that this has happened. It is just about (agreed not totally) impossible given the stringent processes the firms use to prevent forgein bodies in baby food or any other food come to that. I would suggest IF (big IF) there was any glass its very likely to have come from within their own kitchen and nothing what so ever do with Cow & Gate. Intentionally or not Id say the blame is homeward bound! LeeB1900
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9:55pm Tue 16 Apr 13

menotyou says...

LeeB1900 wrote:
melsm57 wrote:
To answer some of the comments above - I've worked in the processed food industry for 24 years - yes it is possible to get a piece of glass in one package and not another - however, glass is monitored closely in all food manufacturing facilities and especially in baby food manufacturers. It's quite possible (even probable based on my experience) that the glass did originate in the home, and not necessarily that the woman is deliberating misrepresenting the case (although I've seen that before too!) - sometimes when something breaks at home the shards can end up in all sorts of places, and it's much later you come across it. But until the company has done it's investigation it's all supposition. I have seen all sorts of legitimate foreign material in food products including a 8" piece of metal in a sealed bag of pasta. I've also see the most outrageous cons tried - someone once said they had found a salamander in a can of pineapple juice - the only problem with that is that the salamander was indigenous to the customer's location - and the pineapple juice was canned in the Philippines! The company has lots of investigative resources at their disposal to get to the bottom of this. We should let them get on with it.
excellent comment - Id again say again its a load of complete twoddle that this has happened. It is just about (agreed not totally) impossible given the stringent processes the firms use to prevent forgein bodies in baby food or any other food come to that. I would suggest IF (big IF) there was any glass its very likely to have come from within their own kitchen and nothing what so ever do with Cow & Gate. Intentionally or not Id say the blame is homeward bound!
LeeB190 Just a question, how long have you worked for cow & gate?

Just to point out, it is possible does no one recall the glass in sma formula a few years back??
[quote][p][bold]LeeB1900[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melsm57[/bold] wrote: To answer some of the comments above - I've worked in the processed food industry for 24 years - yes it is possible to get a piece of glass in one package and not another - however, glass is monitored closely in all food manufacturing facilities and especially in baby food manufacturers. It's quite possible (even probable based on my experience) that the glass did originate in the home, and not necessarily that the woman is deliberating misrepresenting the case (although I've seen that before too!) - sometimes when something breaks at home the shards can end up in all sorts of places, and it's much later you come across it. But until the company has done it's investigation it's all supposition. I have seen all sorts of legitimate foreign material in food products including a 8" piece of metal in a sealed bag of pasta. I've also see the most outrageous cons tried - someone once said they had found a salamander in a can of pineapple juice - the only problem with that is that the salamander was indigenous to the customer's location - and the pineapple juice was canned in the Philippines! The company has lots of investigative resources at their disposal to get to the bottom of this. We should let them get on with it.[/p][/quote]excellent comment - Id again say again its a load of complete twoddle that this has happened. It is just about (agreed not totally) impossible given the stringent processes the firms use to prevent forgein bodies in baby food or any other food come to that. I would suggest IF (big IF) there was any glass its very likely to have come from within their own kitchen and nothing what so ever do with Cow & Gate. Intentionally or not Id say the blame is homeward bound![/p][/quote]LeeB190 Just a question, how long have you worked for cow & gate? Just to point out, it is possible does no one recall the glass in sma formula a few years back?? menotyou
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10:08pm Tue 16 Apr 13

elvisimo says...

LeeB1900 wrote:
melsm57 wrote:
To answer some of the comments above - I've worked in the processed food industry for 24 years - yes it is possible to get a piece of glass in one package and not another - however, glass is monitored closely in all food manufacturing facilities and especially in baby food manufacturers. It's quite possible (even probable based on my experience) that the glass did originate in the home, and not necessarily that the woman is deliberating misrepresenting the case (although I've seen that before too!) - sometimes when something breaks at home the shards can end up in all sorts of places, and it's much later you come across it. But until the company has done it's investigation it's all supposition. I have seen all sorts of legitimate foreign material in food products including a 8" piece of metal in a sealed bag of pasta. I've also see the most outrageous cons tried - someone once said they had found a salamander in a can of pineapple juice - the only problem with that is that the salamander was indigenous to the customer's location - and the pineapple juice was canned in the Philippines! The company has lots of investigative resources at their disposal to get to the bottom of this. We should let them get on with it.
excellent comment - Id again say again its a load of complete twoddle that this has happened. It is just about (agreed not totally) impossible given the stringent processes the firms use to prevent forgein bodies in baby food or any other food come to that. I would suggest IF (big IF) there was any glass its very likely to have come from within their own kitchen and nothing what so ever do with Cow & Gate. Intentionally or not Id say the blame is homeward bound!
Very knowledgable or supposition to support your (narrow) view?
[quote][p][bold]LeeB1900[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melsm57[/bold] wrote: To answer some of the comments above - I've worked in the processed food industry for 24 years - yes it is possible to get a piece of glass in one package and not another - however, glass is monitored closely in all food manufacturing facilities and especially in baby food manufacturers. It's quite possible (even probable based on my experience) that the glass did originate in the home, and not necessarily that the woman is deliberating misrepresenting the case (although I've seen that before too!) - sometimes when something breaks at home the shards can end up in all sorts of places, and it's much later you come across it. But until the company has done it's investigation it's all supposition. I have seen all sorts of legitimate foreign material in food products including a 8" piece of metal in a sealed bag of pasta. I've also see the most outrageous cons tried - someone once said they had found a salamander in a can of pineapple juice - the only problem with that is that the salamander was indigenous to the customer's location - and the pineapple juice was canned in the Philippines! The company has lots of investigative resources at their disposal to get to the bottom of this. We should let them get on with it.[/p][/quote]excellent comment - Id again say again its a load of complete twoddle that this has happened. It is just about (agreed not totally) impossible given the stringent processes the firms use to prevent forgein bodies in baby food or any other food come to that. I would suggest IF (big IF) there was any glass its very likely to have come from within their own kitchen and nothing what so ever do with Cow & Gate. Intentionally or not Id say the blame is homeward bound![/p][/quote]Very knowledgable or supposition to support your (narrow) view? elvisimo
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1:37am Wed 17 Apr 13

sasmike says...

another millbrook scam
another millbrook scam sasmike
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