Gerber responds to claim of roach in cereal bar

By Melanie Ruberti - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Nestle Gerber company has responded to a Savannah woman's claim of finding a roach in her daughter's baby food.

On Monday, Cindy Udinsky says she opened a package of the Gerber graduates ceral twists and a live roach crawled out and up her arm. She said she also found roach feces in the wrapper. See Mom finds roach in daughter's food.

Udinsky called Gerber immediately.

Gerber issued the following response:

Nestlé and Gerber have more than 200 years of combined childhood nutrition expertise, and safety is our top priority. Whenever a consumer has a question or concern, we encourage them to contact us immediately.

We treat every consumer call seriously and investigate product concerns thoroughly.

Nestlé Infant Nutrition was notified of the presence of a foreign object in a package of GERBER® Graduates® for Preschoolers Cereal Twists®. We take great care with every product we make and it is highly unusual that something of this nature would be found in a finished product. As part of our usual procedure, we are in the process of retrieving the product in question to investigate. This is the only consumer contact of this type, and this is an isolated incident.

We encourage parents to contact us if they have questions about our products. Parents can contact the Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Resource Center 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, toll-free at 1-800-4-GERBER.

The ceral bars were purchased from Walmart on Montgomery Cross Road. They have not yet responded.

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