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To wonder how she didn't notice

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Thefishewife Wed 12-Oct-16 21:50:14

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3832604/Mother-s-fear-five-month-old-girl-HOSPITALISED-food-poisoning-eating-jar-mouldy-baby-food.html

If it was a massive jar I can understand but the lid is even mouldy 😳🙁

Poor baby I think Somone must of opend the jar either before mum brought it my god that poor baby could of been even worse if mum hadn't worked out what was wrong

KarmaNoMore Wed 12-Oct-16 21:53:37

When my child was that age, I couldn't even understand why on Earth people were raising their babies in ready made food. (Obviously, we are now best friends with Iceland, but that is another story grin)

Soubriquet Wed 12-Oct-16 21:54:05

You don't know if the mould was actually further down in the jar and wasn't visible from the top?

Thefishewife Wed 12-Oct-16 21:57:58

It's on the actual lid as well not just in the jar most people would open a Jar than place the lid up facing surley?

Thefishewife Wed 12-Oct-16 21:59:22

So how the lid is in the picture that's how you would place a jar lid naturally so not to have the contents touch the work top or table

ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Wed 12-Oct-16 22:02:30

I used to put the lids straight into the sink without checking it. It's easily done.

Thefishewife Wed 12-Oct-16 22:05:21

thnak ps for giving me a Diffrent view I just assumed eveyone would put the lid on the side

Wrinklytights Wed 12-Oct-16 22:05:54

It seems weird to me too. Also another person calling an ambulance for no good reason ffs.

Soubriquet Wed 12-Oct-16 22:09:00

Yep same here

Lid off and either straight in the bin or left on the side and not given a second glance

LIZS Wed 12-Oct-16 22:10:33

Can't get link to work! What flavour jar, if Apple or veg based it may not have been obvious.

Wrinklytights Wed 12-Oct-16 22:23:47

Not the lid so much, but the mould in the jar. I'm guessing it's grown between the incident happening and the pics being taken as there's no way you could miss it otherwise.

2kids2dogsnosense Wed 12-Oct-16 22:30:50

Soubriquet

Does mould not just grow on the surface and work it's way down? It needs to have somewhere for the spores to settle - they can't get inside, can they?

I know it's mould inside blue cheese, but they draw copper wires through it to "infect" it, I believe.

I am very willing to be corrected if I am talking rubbish.

Soubriquet Wed 12-Oct-16 22:31:23

I don't know. Just speculating. Trying to find a reason of why she didn't see it

Torkhole Wed 12-Oct-16 22:31:39

Wouldn't it have absolutely reeked with that level of spoiling?

Lemoncurd Wed 12-Oct-16 22:35:26

So she fed her baby from one jar and realised it was mouldy after feeding over half of it and child started being ill... then went on to open another jar of a DIFFERENT variety and found that was mouldy too???

Greenifer Wed 12-Oct-16 22:36:42

"Michelle says medics believe that Mia suffered from a bacterial infection from the mould, causing her to be ill"

I don't understand this. Isn't mould a fungus rather than a bacteria?

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Wed 12-Oct-16 22:38:45

Mould grows on the surface, so it would be visible.

2kids2dogsnosense Wed 12-Oct-16 22:39:10

I've read the story - it's in the Daily Fail, so obviously is accurate, non-sensationalist, and all of the facts have been throughly checked by the investigative journalist - and I have a suspicion that there may be a no-win-no-fee lawsuit waiting in the wings.

I can't see how the mould she claims was in it could be missed - even by someone "distracted" by their baby - you know, the one they were shovelling food into. I also don't think that two different varieties could be affected, unless someone in the supermarket opened them, spat in them examined them, and then put the lids back. But the mother insists the lid popped as it should.

I don't believe her - I don't think she tested it. (If she's concentrating on her baby too much to check what she's feeding her, I can't see her checking the "pop" on lid.)

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Wed 12-Oct-16 22:42:24

A friend and I were once just about to return a muffin in a cafe for being mouldy because it had blue spots all over when we realised they were bloody blueberries.

nennyrainbow Wed 12-Oct-16 22:46:03

It doesn't add up. The mould was apparently in the bottom of the first jar but not on the top or middle, which is why she said she fed it to the baby. But how would mould get into the bottom of a glass jar without contaminating the top? Then she opened another jar straight after and found mould in the top. That could be explained by someone having opened it in the shop but I'm a bit sceptical about the whole thing.

apatheticfallacy Wed 12-Oct-16 22:47:58

It's very unusual that two different batches were mouldy and the company say they've had no other reports from other customers. She must be very unlucky indeed.

Also pp was correct in pointing out that mould is a fungus, not a bacteria.

All very strange.

Matchingbluesocks Wed 12-Oct-16 22:49:43

I don't believe her either. I think cow and gate are basically unconcerned because they know there is no way their jar got like that without her interference

Queenbean Wed 12-Oct-16 22:54:24

Also when the mould grows it grows as one big lump, like the skin on a rice pudding

So she would've had to pull off the whole skin somehow

DeadGood Wed 12-Oct-16 22:54:47

Poor baby sad

KarmaNoMore Wed 12-Oct-16 22:59:48

Mould grows in the surface and has a bad taste, that baby might have. We'd quite a lot of cajoling to eat mouldy food. I don't get it either.

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