Bugs in baby for­mula – par­ents want an­swers

Cou­ple shocked to find in­sects in their son’s milk pow­der

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Amita Joshi amita.joshi@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

AN AP­PALLED cou­ple were left fu­ri­ous and con­cerned for their new­born after claim­ing they found bugs in their baby for­mula.

Kirsty Humphrey said she was hor­ri­fied after she went to make four-month old Oak­ley his food, only to find in­sects in the pow­der.

Now the 27-year-old, along with hus­band Chris, is wor­ried for lit­tle Oak­ley who has had SMA Baby For­mula be­fore.

Speak­ing to getwest­lon­don, Kirsty said: “I was so an­gry, I didn’t know what to do, it’s not some­thing you ex­pect to see.

“We had Oak­ley after IVF treat­ment and we don’t want any­thing to hap­pen.”

After call­ing SMA Baby Care, she said the com­pany have asked them to send off a sam­ple of the for­mula after they dis­cov­ered the bug on Wed­nes­day Jan­uary 25.

The Ruis­lip res­i­dent added: “They came back to me and weren’t re­ally apolo­getic and said we need to send it off for in­ves­ti­ga­tion and they’ll give me vouch­ers for a new one.

“But if my baby got ill, a voucher wouldn’t make him bet­ter.

“We were even more wor­ried be­cause she paused on the phone when I said he was an IVF baby.”

The batch, from East­cote High Street’s Su­per­drug, was well within its sell by date, which sur­prised dad Chris even more.

“I was shocked, we had an­other batch but didn’t use it just in case,” he said.

Both agreed that they felt it should be high­lighted in case a new born baby gets ill and “it’s too late”.

A spokesman for SMA Baby said: “We pro­fusely apol­o­gise if con­sumers find any prod­uct is not in a good con­di­tion.

“We can­not com­ment any fur­ther un­til the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is com­plete.”

WOR­RIED: Kirsty and Chris Humphrey with baby Oak­ley – the cou­ple say they found in­sects in SMA milk for­mula and are wor­ried con­tam­i­nated batches could be given to new­borns

SMILER: Oak­ley’s par­ents say they were left wor­ried, es­pe­cially after go­ing through IVF treat­ment to con­ceive him

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