Worthing family’s shock at ‘rusty’ bread

Craig Roberson with Ethan and Suzan Robertson with Dilara and loaf with extra metal''Picture by Stephen Goodger W12405P11
Craig Roberson with Ethan and Suzan Robertson with Dilara and loaf with extra metal''Picture by Stephen Goodger W12405P11
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A WEST Worthing mother was given a nasty shock when she found rusty metal imbedded in the loaf of bread she was feeding her two young children.

Suzan Robertson, of Bruce Avenue, found a metal washer the size of a 20p piece in the Kingsmill loaf she had already fed to her children.

A bolt and washer found inside the loaf of bread''Picture by Stephen Goodger W12411P11

A bolt and washer found inside the loaf of bread''Picture by Stephen Goodger W12411P11

Then, days later when she checked the bread more closely, the 35-year-old found a separate metal bolt in the loaf.

Suzan said her young children, aged two and eight months, could easily have swallowed the washer if she had not noticed it in time.

Safety risk

“When I saw the bread I thought what’s that?

“We must have eaten around four slices before noticing, and it makes you worried.

“I was shocked and angry. What if one of my children had swallowed the washer?

“Usually health and safety in England is good, but this time it went badly wrong.”

Suzan, who bought the bread from Waitrose, in High Street, Worthing, lsaid it had never occurred to her to check bread before eating it, but she would no longer buy Kingsmill bread.

Investigation

Suzan, who was told by Kingsmill to send the loaf so they could check it, said she now intended to buy a breadmaker.

A spokesman for Allied Bakeries said: “Allied Bakeries can confirm it is investigating a complaint received from Ms Robertson.

“We have responded quickly to this issue and immediately arranged for retrieval of the product for analysis.

“As with any complaint, we have clearly established procedures in place that we are following to help us identify the exact cause of the complaint as soon as possible.”