Horrified mum finds a maggot in tin of soup she was feeding to her baby
A mother has been left horrified after finding a maggot in a tin of soup she was feeding to her child.
Clare Bradshaw, 33, from Leicester was just about give a spoonful of Heinz beef broth to her 14-month daughter, Emily-Mai.
Clare said: “I was mortified. It makes me feel sick- it is disgusting.
Doting mum Clare bought a 400g tin of soup from her local shop on Saturday, but she was shocked after dividing the broth into two portions, one for her toddler, Emily-Mai, and one for her four-year-old son, Archie.
Clare said: “Beef broth is one of their favourites.
“Archie had already dipped his bread into his portion and I was feeding Emily-Mai.”
Clare said she went to give a spoonful of broth to her daughter when she spotted something unusual, which was “white with a black head on it”, floating in the liquid.
She said: “When I realised it was a maggot, I immediately pulled the spoon away and snatched Archie’s bowl from him.
“I didn’t know what to do when I found it.
“What if my son had eaten it? What if he’d already eaten one?
“And if I’d had one eye on the TV and wasn’t 100 per cent concentrating, I could’ve easily not seen the maggot.
“That would have been horrible.
“It’s not even worth thinking about what would’ve happened if she’d actually eaten it.”
Clare said she was speechless and shocked when she discovered the creature, which was dead.
“I was shaking.
“You just don’t expect it, especially when it comes to tinned food.
“Not that it should make a difference, but the expiry date wasn’t until 2017.
“It’s made me paranoid about buying food now.”
Clare spoke to a member of the customer care team at Heinz yesterday morning (MON)
“They said they would send me packaging for me to put the broth in and send it back, so they could investigate.”
A spokesman from Heinz said: “The quality of our varieties is always our first priority.
“We were sorry to hear about Clare Bradshaw’s experience and are keen to carry out a thorough investigation in collaboration with her local authority to determine the nature of this isolated complaint.”