Cow & Gate baby food recalled from supermarkets

Cow & Gate Cheesy Broccoli Bake

Cow & Gate Cheesy Broccoli Bake was on sale at supermarkets including Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Tesco, as well as Boots. Photograph: Cow & Gate/PA

A batch of Cow & Gate baby food has been recalled from supermarkets after jars were found to contain pieces of a rubber glove.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the jars of Cheesy Broccoli Bake (10+ months) might contain small pieces of blue rubber that would make the product unsafe to eat.

The 250g jars carry a batch code of 28122020 and have a best-before date of 28 December 2020.

The jars were on sale at most major supermarkets, including Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Tesco, as well as Boots.

Only one batch of the baby food was affected.

The FSA said: “If you have bought the above product do not feed it to your baby. Instead, return it to the store where it was bought, with or without a receipt, for a full refund.”

Cow & Gate said the affected jars did not pose a health risk.

The company said: “We are taking this action because some jars in this batch have been found to contain small pieces of thin blue rubber glove. The product does not pose a health risk, but we are recalling it as it does not meet our usual high quality standards. We are therefore asking parents not to feed Cheesy Broccoli Bake with this best before date to their babies.

“We are sorry that this happened and would like to reassure parents that this is an isolated incident.”

Those who need more information can call Cow & Gate’s careline at any time on 0800 977 4000 or speak via live chat.