"Literally maggots all over the box," Newsome said. "It was downright disgusting. You can actually see how many are living in the icing."
WFTV reporter Janai Norman was shown the maggots, inching around as soon as Newsome opened one of the packages still in the box she said she bought last Saturday at the store on Clearlake Road in Cocoa.
She said it was Sunday morning when her 9-year-old daughter took a few bites from the first package, before noticing the maggots.
"She screamed, she said, 'Mommy, daddy, there's something living in my Pop-Tart and it crawled in my mouth!'" Newsome said.
With a marked expiration date of Oct. 3, 2015, the Pop-Tarts should be good for another three months.
"They're literally living inside the filling and living inside the crust, where they were coming out of the crust. So, the question is where are maggots coming from? It had to come from the factory," said Newsome.
A statement from Kellogg's said they "believe this is an isolated incident that occurred after the product left our control."
Winn Dixie said it's working with Kellogg's to understand the source of the issue, and it has "removed the product from sale" until it can be certain it's safe to eat.
"It's terrifying to see maggots through a Pop-Tart," said Newsome. "I think they should take everything off the shelves from that brand, because they need to inspect all the food."
Kellogg's has not said whether it is recalling the product.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.