Mum 'livid' after undercooked meat served to toddlers

A play centre has been criticised for serving undercooked meat to toddlers.

Chloe Bradwell and her sister Lauren Cornwall complained to Tumbles play centre in Mossley after finding pink meat inside the cottage pie. The dishes had been served up to Lauren's two-year-old daughter and the girls' younger sister, also two, during their visit on Tuesday.

Lauren's daughter had already eaten most of it as it was covered in mash and gravy, which covered the undercooked meat. Bosses at the centre have admitted the dish 'wasn't cooked as much as we'd have liked it to have been', and say they have dealt with the problem to make sure it never happens again.

In a post on Facebook, Chloe said she was 'absolutely fuming and so disgusted in the staff and especially the management'. She claims despite complaining at the time, the manager did not approach them and they had to demand to speak to him - a claim he denies.

Chloe, 17, from Ashton, told the M.E.N: "You couldn't see the meat at first as it was covered but then we saw the pink and it was just disgusting."You just wouldn't expect a play centre to be serving something like that, but then when we complained their attitude was terrible. That's why I took it to social media to make other parents aware."

The manager of Tumbles, who did not want to be named, said the pair had accepted his apology at the time, along with a refund and replacement dishes.

"We have identified the problem and put measures in place to prevent it from happening again. "We've admitted we made a mistake and apologised. It was an oversight and we have changed some of the methods we use in the kitchen." The manager, who has been there since it opened five years ago, said the venue has a five star rating from health and hygiene and says he has full confidence in his staff. "We have an excellent record, we serve more than 30,000 people a year and very rarely have any problems," he said. "We were last inspected in May and there were no issues raised. I have full confidence in my kitchen staff and in myself and they have full management support from me."

Tumbles spokesperson
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"This complaint is now the subject of an investigation so it would be inappropriate for us to comment in more detail at this stage."

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