FOOD ALERT: Insects found in baby muesli

Baby. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Baby. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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A baby food maker has issued a product recall after complaints that insects were found in some of its muesli.

Cow & Gate has recalled a batch of its Sunny Start My First Banana Muesli from 10 months on a “precautionary basis”, a statement on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website said.

We are very sorry that this has happened and can assure you that an immediate investigation has been initiated at our factory

Cow & Gate

The company has apologised and warned parents not to give their children the food which has a “best before” date of September 27 2016.

A statement on the FSA website read: “This product is not suitable for consumption because the presence of foreign bodies such as insect.

“Cow & Gate has recalled the affected batch, notified its customers and displayed point-of-sale recall notices in stores.”

One customer, Alex Bianco, wrote on Twitter: “Just opened a bag of @cowandgate muesli and found a spiders web. Took it back to Tesco and they found a maggot in it.”

On its Twitter page, Cow & Gate said it had received a “small number of complaints” about the batch of muesli and none of its other products were affected.

The company said: “We are very sorry that this has happened and can assure you that an immediate investigation has been initiated at our factory.”