More controversy for Nestle: Live worms found in baby powder in Coimbatore

After Nestle's Maggie controversy, now the company's baby food product Cerelac is under the scanner of Food Safety and Drug Administration Department in Tamil Nadu.

FP Staff June 17, 2015 11:46:08 IST
More controversy for Nestle: Live worms found in baby powder in Coimbatore

After Nestle's Maggi controversy, the company's baby food product Cerelac is under the scanner of Food Safety and Drug Administration Department in Tamil Nadu.

More controversy for Nestle Live worms found in baby powder in Coimbatore

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Live worms were found in a Nestle Cerelac baby food packet in Coimbatore on Tuesday.

S Sriram, an IT professional, bought a packet of Nestle Cerelac from a medical shop at Perur here on Sunday. His wife opened the packet on Monday afternoon and found several red worms in the wheat and milk powder according to a report by Tamil magazine Vikatan, reports the Times of India.

Sriram first approached Nestle's customer care centre to register a complaint but was unhappy with their response. He then filed a complaint with the food safety department on Tuesday morning.

"The worms look like weevils, which commonly infest wheat," said a food safety officer in a report by the Hindustan Times. Officials said the worms might have multiplied after packaging.

Less than two weeks ago, live larvae were found in a Nestle Nan Pro 3 milk powder packet in Coimbatore.

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