Bug in cereal!!

Discussion in 'Second Trimester' started by MariaIsabella, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. MariaIsabella

    MariaIsabella Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2014
    Messages:
    944
    Likes Received:
    0
    I feel so sick now. Had a bowl of cereal this morning and half way through i saw the head of what i think was a beetle!! So disgusting! The cereal was not old so not sure how this happened and now i am thinking it might have been several in there. The head was large with what looked like horns ( i know its horrible ) so the beetle must have been big and i could have eaten this.

    I am never ever eating cereal again ( special K with berries ) but if i ate some bugs can this be bad for pregnany with parasites or something? Might be paranoid but feeling so sick now and want some reassurance!!
     
    #1 MariaIsabella, Feb 7, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2016
  2. Redbootz

    Redbootz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2016
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    0
    Make sure you call the company that made the cereal so you can complain and make them aware. I don't think there will be much harm from eating the bug but if you are concerned maybe speak to midwife or GP if you need to get some reassurance about bacteria at least then you will have peace of mind and they can tell you if you need to just keep an eye on anything.
     
  3. snowbee

    snowbee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    3,921
    Likes Received:
    0
    Generally speaking insects are quite good for you (if sounds a bit gross!) so I wouldn't be concerned from that point of view.

    What you have to remember is unless you want your food treated with every pesticide under the sun there will be wildlife in the crop so it is possible for the odd one to get packaged. Then there is also the chance it can get in during the processing and storage too.

    Did you pick it out and keep it? I had half a caterpillar in my frozen veg once and I sent it back to the company who sent me a load of vouchers. Also send them the batch number and then they can look into where it might have come from.
     
  4. kittykitchn

    kittykitchn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2014
    Messages:
    2,628
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you eat meat I don't see a problem lol... bugs are healthier than most of the crappy meat in supermarkets!
     
  5. RoisinC

    RoisinC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ewww. Poor you Maria. Ah well at least you've got your protein for the day lol xx
     
  6. Anne1

    Anne1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    0
    They're called weevils, look them up. They used to be common years and years ago with no fridges/storage/sealed containers. You may have an infestation and they could also be in your flour, sugar etc or it could be a one off in the box of cereal. There's a lot of information on how to prevent them and get rid of them online. They are meant to be more common for people that live in he country side. I just know this as my other half had weevils and we had to chuck dinner, so it's not facts just the info I read online lol xx
     
  7. MariaIsabella

    MariaIsabella Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2014
    Messages:
    944
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks! Felt sick that whole day and struggled eating anything! Can only eat food where I clearly can see what's in it now! Never eating cereal again!

    Spoke to midwife and she actually laughed a little and said I will be fine :) haha
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice