'What the hell?': Horrified mum finds pill in son's Coco Pops cereal


A NSW mum was shocked to find a pill in the bottom of a bowl of Coco Pops after pouring her son a bowl of cereal on the weekend.

Karlee Tweedie, from Booragul, Lake Macquarie, posted a picture on Facebook of what she found. It is believed to be a Duromine weight loss capsule.

Ms Tweedie told Yahoo7 she poured a bowl of cereal for her son Alex on Saturday.

“I made my son a bowl of cereal, he finished it and at the bottom of the bowl after he was finished was the tablet,” she said.

Karlee Tweedie, from Booragul, Lake Macquarie claims she found a Duromine pill in her son’s Coco Pops. Source: Facebook/ Karlee Tweedie and Getty Images (file pic)
Karlee Tweedie, from Booragul, Lake Macquarie claims she found a Duromine pill in her son’s Coco Pops. Source: Facebook/ Karlee Tweedie and Getty Images (file pic)

“I was worried and thought, what the hell is this?”

Alex is OK, but his mum decided to share the find on Facebook to warn others.

Duromine is used to treat people with weight issues including obesity. Side effects include vomiting and diarrhoea.

Ms Tweedie’s post has been shared more than 3,300 times.

“That’s horrible,” one woman wrote.

“Hope he didn’t chew, swallow any and is OK.”

Ms Tweedie said her son didn’t eat any of the pill. Source: Facebook/ Karlee Tweedie
Ms Tweedie said her son didn’t eat any of the pill. Source: Facebook/ Karlee Tweedie

Ms Tweedie said Alex didn’t eat any of the pill.

In a statement to Yahoo7, a Kellogg’s spokesperson said it had been in touch with Ms Tweedie.

“Along with manufacturing based on strict quality standards, we also have policies in place that prohibit employees bringing medications into the plant,” the spokesperson said.

“We are doing a full investigation with our team and are staying in touch with the consumer. Based on the available information, our food on the shelf is safe to eat.”

On Wednesday the spokesperson told Yahoo7 following the investigation they concluded the pill, identified as Duromine, had not come from their factory and this wad the only complaint associated with the drug.

“Our investigation found that none of the team who made this food use Duromine,” the spokesperson said.

“It is a highly controlled prescription-only medicine. Based on this information it is highly unlikely that this happened at our factory.

“We manufacture all our foods to strict quality standards and want to reassure people that Coco Pops is safe to eat.”

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