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    Default Child ate expired crackers with maggots

    I am total furious and a little concerned.
    Someone came over to our house the other day bringing some crackers and cheese. I didn't open the crackers as I had some open and used them with the cheese. I put them into the cabinet. This was last month.
    Today my stepdaughter ate some of the crackers crom the cabinet with tuna. She said they tasted funny. I looked at them and noticed a few dead maggots and eggs and noticed they were expired since December 2014. I am really concerned that my stepdaughter gets sick. What are the likely consequences of her eating this?

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    Were the crackers unopened in their box up until today?

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    Yes they were

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    Which raises the question how maggots got in as they were sealed.

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    Yeah, that is what I was thinking....very odd.

    I've no idea really. I would assume that dry crackers, eaten after they were expired while not ideal, wouldn't be a huge issue, but with the maggots.....I don't know.

    The only thing I can think of is to give her a dose of probiotics to try and mitigate any bacteria she has consumed.

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    I would call the health line and explain what has happened. They will be able to tell you what you should look out for (if there's a risk of her getting sick).

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    Hubby says it's fine kids eat dirt too... She is 14. I am not comfortable though(always worried)

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    Could they have been pantry moth larvae, not maggots? They look similar.

    I think she'll be okay, but it's a dang awful thing to find you've ingested

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    Default Child ate expired crackers with maggots

    Gross but they won't hurt her - she might get a protein boost but many cultures eat larvae and bugs and Id say like pp said it's probably pantry months that get into products ( mainly dried goods) either in the supermarket or during transportation- the plastic would only need a minuscule hole in it and they could get in - were they made in Australia?

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    I ate maggots once when I was about 11yo (gross!!!!!). They were in a madarin that I was eating and I hadn't been looking at it while eating. I had eaten 3/4 of it by the time I noticed. I was totally fine....apart from being totally grossed out and avoiding mandarins for about a decade after.

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