After by accident squirting tomato ketchup on herself, the 18-month-old toddler was left with in a horrific crimson rash over her physique which her mum stated â€œappeared like burn marks.â€
Leanne Bullard’s daughter, Alice, suffered an allergic response after spilling the sauce from a Â£1 squeezy bottle of Daddies Tomato Ketchup.
The 39-year-old, from Halesworth, Suffolk, didnâ€™t realise Alice had been affected till she was bathing her daughter and noticed brilliant crimson marks on her pores and skin.
The mum later found that her daughter had suffered a response to a preservative used within the tomato ketchup model.
Leanne defined that she had given her youngsters the ketchup with their dinner, however Alice had managed to cowl herself with the sauce, so sheâ€™d given her a shower to scrub it off.
“I received some child wipes that are the identical model I all the time use that she had by no means had a response to and wiped it off her,â€ the mum defined.
“Once I did wipe it off her, instantly beneath the place the tomato ketchup had been had been crimson marks and patches.
“It appeared like she had been burnt, it appeared like scolds.â€
Leanne dialled the NHS on 101 who informed her to observe over Alice, because the sauce might trigger her airways to swell as sheâ€™d eaten it.
Leanne watched over her for hours till finally the rash died down and she or he has since made a full restoration.
Although neither Alice or any of Leanneâ€™s different youngsters have ever had an allergic response earlier than, after Googling her daughterâ€™s response she realised that different youngsters had additionally had a response.
After complained on to Daddieâ€™s father or mother firm Heinz, Leanne was informed the plastic bottle of Daddieâ€™s ketchup incorporates potassium sorbate, a standard explanation for allergic reactions.
The chemical is used as a preservative, however doesnâ€™t seem within the glass model of Daddieâ€™s ketchup, or of their normal tomato ketchup.
Leanne now desires to make use of her expertise to make different mother and father conscious of the additive, as she fears different youngsters might have a extra extreme allergic response.
“You’ll assume that being in a plastic bottle you’ll have thought it was extra child-friendly as a result of clearly I would not give a glass bottle to a toddler,â€ she says.
“Some youngsters might have had a extra extreme response, it might have been lots worse particularly if it had reacted with Alice’s throat or her airways.
“That is fairly scary for a father or mother.”
A spokesman for Heinz stated: “We had been very sorry to listen to about Leanneâ€™s expertise.
“From the data shared it could have been a response to the tiny quantity of potassium sorbate which is extensively utilized in some meals as a preservative and is a part of the recipe for Daddies Tomato Ketchup in plastic bottles.
“We have now confirmed with Leanne that Daddies Tomato Ketchup in glass bottles is made with out potassium sorbate due to a distinct filling course of, and it isn’t utilized in Heinz Tomato Ketchup.
“After all the small print of those recipes are clearly labelled.
“We have now despatched Leanne a voucher as a gesture of goodwill to allow her to switch the bottle.â€
It isnâ€™t the primary time a mum has issued a warning to different mother and father about potential allergic reactions.
Again in April the mom of anÂ 11-year-old woman who died after an allergic response to toothpaste shared her story to alert different households of the chance.
The household of Denise Saldate, who reside in California, US, are in mourning after her sudden dying attributable to a response to a milk protein in prescriptionÂ toothpaste.