Mice likely cause of holes in baby food at Countdown supermarkets


The supermarket chain has removed the affected baby food prodcuts from the shelves.

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The supermarket chain has removed the affected baby food prodcuts from the shelves.

Holes in dozens of squeezable pouches of baby food found on supermarket shelves were likely caused by mice.

Damaged pouches were found in about 30 packages of baby food at six supermarkets in Auckland – five Countdowns and a SuperValue – and a Countdown in Napier in recent days.

The discovery sparked a police investigation, but Countdown determined it was actually caused by mice.

Countdown has launched a nationwide recall of the brands, including Smiling Tums, Only Organics and Natureland.

More to come.

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