City of Gosnells confirms investigation into bakery owners after metal found in bread

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THE City of Gosnells has confirmed they are investigating the owners of Mias Bakery after a toddler almost consumed a shard of metal while eating their bread.

Eighteen-month-old Sergio Derada’s parents spotted the metal in his mouth while was eating a sandwich on Tuesday.

They found more shards in the remaining slices of the loaf of bread, which came from the Canning Vale bakery.

City of Gosnells chief executive Ian Cowie said the City had sent product samples to a testing authority for analysis.

Mr Cowie said they would wait for the findings, expected to arrive back within the week, before deciding the appropriate sanctions on the owners, Maddington-based Bovells Bakery.

“Under the Food Act there are a range of options available to the City,” he said.

“The most appropriate course of action will be determined once all the circumstances surrounding the issue have been considered.

“It is important to note that the manufacturer of the product is aware of the issue, has taken steps to recall affected products, and is assisting the City with its investigation.”

Bovells Bakery have released a statement, which said they took “the health of its customers as top priority and relies on the latest metal detection equipment” to ensure their customers’ safety.

Mia’s Bakery bread has been recalled since the incident.