Left with a sour taste after milk made our wee boy ill

EN News. Katarzyna Bialek with her 20 month old son Alexander. She bought out of date UHT milk from ASDA Chesser and has been given a �25 voucher and written apology.
EN News. Katarzyna Bialek with her 20 month old son Alexander. She bought out of date UHT milk from ASDA Chesser and has been given a �25 voucher and written apology.
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A MOTHER has spoken of her disgust after claiming a supermarket sold milk four months out of date which she unwittingly gave to her two-year-old son.

Katarzyna Bialek, 28, of Stenhouse Gardens, told how her son Alexander was sick after drinking the semi-skimmed UHT milk.

Her partner Ryszard Nogawka, 28, had bought two cartons from Asda’s Chesser store on Monday, September 5.

“I gave it to my two-year-old son and he was sick straight away after he had finished the milk from the bottle,” she said.

“On Tuesday the same thing happened.

“Then my partner opened another carton of milk and he noticed it was not milk inside it, but was part watery and creamy stuff with some crumbs in it.

“That’s when we saw the best before date on the side and the other one was the same. I didn’t take my son to the doctor because he didn’t have a fever, but I phoned my GP.”

Ms Bialek, who works as a bartender, took the spoiled milk back to the shop to make a complaint.

She received a receipt from the manager which said the cartons of milk she purchased had expired in May.

She said: “I got a phone call from the general manager and they said they were going to have an investigation in to how it happened.”

On Wednesday, Miss Bialek, who is originally from Poland, received a written apology from Asda and a £25 gift card – but she remains unhappy with the way the situation has been handled.

She added “I actually think a £25 voucher for something like that is a bit of a joke.

“If Alexander had not been sick straight away, he could have got really bad food poisoning – or if he had been sick when he was sleeping he could have choked in his sleep.

“I phoned them today to say I was not happy.

“My son was at risk and I just want to warn other people to have a look at the best before date. I really think they need to look at how this happened.”

A letter from Asda’s customer services department read: “I am sorry that the items you purchased were out of date and that your son was unwell, I hope that he is now fully recovered.

“We do our utmost to check that all our stock is within date and we are reviewing our process to ensure this does not happen again.”

Also included was a £25 voucher in recognition of the “distress” caused.

No-one from Asda was able to comment.

dawn.morrison@edinburghnews.com