Probe after metal found in toddler’s sandwich
THE City of Gosnells has confirmed it is investigating the owners of Mias Bakery after a toddler almost consumed a shard of metal while eating their bread.
Eighteen-month-old Sergio Derada’s parents spotted the metal in his mouth while he was eating a sandwich on Tuesday.
They found more shards in the remaining slices of the Mias bread loaf, which came from its Canning Vale bakery.
City of Gosnells chief executive Ian Cowie said the City had sent product samples to a testing authority for analysis.
Mr Cowie said they would wait for the findings, which were expected to arrive back within the week, before deciding the appropriate sanctions on Mias’ owners, Maddington-based Bovells Bakery.
“Under the Food Act there are a range of options available to the City,” he said.
“The most appropriate course of action will be determined once all the circumstances surrounding the issue have been considered.
“It is important to note that the manufacturer of the product is aware of the issue, has taken steps to recall affected products and is assisting the City with its investigation.”
A statement from the bakery said they took “the health of its customers as top priority and relies on the latest metal detection equipment” to ensure their customers’ safety.