Rusty Nail Imbedded in St Albans Mum's Loaf Of Bread

PUBLISHED: 12:36 15 January 2010 | UPDATED: 14:50 06 May 2010

WHEN a local mother opened a half-eaten loaf of bread to make a sandwich for her toddler, she got a nasty shock. A rusty two-inch nail was imbedded in one of the Kingsmill 50/50 slices Shumi Miyah, from St Albans, had got out to give to her little girl Sa

WHEN a local mother opened a half-eaten loaf of bread to make a sandwich for her toddler, she got a nasty shock.

A rusty two-inch nail was imbedded in one of the Kingsmill 50/50 slices Shumi Miyah, from St Albans, had got out to give to her little girl Sahra, who will turn two next week.

The 30-year-old mother, who also lives with her husband Ibrahim Sultan in Meadowcroft, made the gruesome discovery last week having already eaten half of the bread, which was purchased from a local supermarket.

She said: "I was in shock. I told my husband, who is in the restaurant business, and he said it was just not acceptable, so I called the Kingsmill careline and they told me to send it into them to look at."

Mrs Miyah fears that there could have been far worse consequences if an older child had taken the bread themselves without noticing the nail and bitten into it.

She continued: "It's not nice to see in everyday goods. We went shopping yesterday and my husband went to pick up a loaf of bread, but it has put us off bread and anything else in a supermarket for that matter."

A spokesperson for Allied Bakeries, which makes Kingsmill bread, confirmed they were investigating the complaint and said: "We have responded quickly to this issue and immediately arranged for retrieval of the product for analysis.

"As with any complaint, we have clearly established procedures in place that we are following to help us identify the exact cause of the complaint as soon as possible.

"Unfortunately, until we are able to examine the product, it is difficult for us to comment further but it is important to note that all Allied Bakeries products are metal detected prior to leaving the bakery."

She added: "As soon as our investigations are completed, we will contact the consumer again to share our findings with her.


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