Mouldy sand­wich from Asda made my lit­tle girl ill, says an­gry mum

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS - Laura Hart­ley News Re­porter laura.hart­ley@trin­i­tymir­

A MUM from Coven­try says her young daugh­ter fell ill af­ter eat­ing a mouldy sand­wich bought at Asda.

Katie Pet­ti­grew, 22, from Tile Hill, went for lunch at the Wals­grave su­per­mar­ket’s cafe with her 11-month-old daugh­ter and part­ner on Satur­day, May 21.

Katie bought her daugh­ter Darci a chil­dren’s box meal, with a sand­wich and other snacks, but was left hor­ri­fied when they spot­ted green mould on the bread.

Darci fell ill later that evening, and af­ter ring­ing 111, an am­bu­lance was dis­patched and notes left by paramedics sug­gested it was caused by food poi­son­ing.

Katie said: “Satur­day night I put her to bed around eight af­ter I gave her a bot­tle and although she was sick I just thought she was bring­ing up her bot­tle.

“I then heard her on the mon­i­tor. She was scream­ing so I rushed up­stairs and was hor­ri­fied to find her in such a state.

“She was cov­ered in vomit and her bed was soak­ing.

“My poor girl was pan­ick­ing be­cause she was be­ing sick, she had the sweats and her stom­ach was churn­ing.”

Katie said she couldn’t feed Darci solid food for two days be­cause she was so scared to eat.

“It took her two days to eat solid food again.

The sand­wich had a use by date of May 23, and the batch of bread it came from was May 25.

Katie said: “Darci was ex­tremely tired at the time, so she didn’t man­age to eat all of her food.

“I started to put the sand­wich away for her to eat later, and my part­ner no­ticed the mould.

“I just looked at Darci and thought ‘you have just eaten half of that sand­wich.’”

Katie said she was dis­ap­pointed with how Asda han­dled her com­plaint.

“My daugh­ter nearly ended up in hospi­tal, and they ex­pected me to walk away with a re­fund and apol­ogy,” she said.

“I want to know why they weren’t check­ing their sand­wiches.”

An Asda spokesman said: “We’re cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing and we’ll be in touch with the cus­tomer shortly.”

Katie has also con­tacted en­vi­ron­men­tal health at Coven­try City Coun­cil.

Lit­tle Darci Pet­ti­grew and (in­set) the mouldy sand­wich

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