Kellogg launches investigation after live maggot found

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Kellogg have been forced to launch an investigation after a consumer found a maggot in a Nutri-Grain bar
Kellogg have been forced to launch an investigation after a consumer found a maggot in a Nutri-Grain bar
Kellogg has said it is “extremely unlikely” that a live maggot found by a customer in one of its Nutri-Grain bars entered the product in its factory.

The maggot was reportedly found by 22-year-old Nick Todd as he bit into the product bought from a London store on Wednesday (December 3).

Todd said he was horrified, felt physically sick and was put off purchasing Kellogg products for life, according to media reports.

“It was sitting on top of the bar, wriggling around a bit,”​ he claimed.

“I can’t believe there was something in there, let alone it was still alive, I was nearly sick.”

Full investigation

A spokeswoman for Kellogg said the cereal and snack manufacturer would launch a full investigation.

“We take all complaints of this nature very seriously,” ​she said. “This was reported to us on Wednesday and when we receive the specimen we will carry out a full and thorough investigation.

“It’s extremely unlikely the specimen entered the food in our factory due to the high temperatures in the cooking process.”

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mmmm

Posted by John,

Post heat treatment contamination IS possible, particularly if any time between heat trt. and packing. Unlikely but not impossible. Probably a moth larvae (Ephestia sp.)..
Think a little unfair to attack the customer in the comments...

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Guilty

Posted by Andy,

Will this Con Man be Prosecuted

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Small mercys

Posted by Mike,

Better than finding half a maggot I suppose ...

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