Controversy Over MKR Judge Pete Evans Paleo Kids Book
My Kitchen Rules judge Pete Evans was due to release his new book, 'Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way For New Mums, Babies and Toddlers.' However it has been put on hold after potentially deadly recipes were picked up by health experts.
The cookbook was due to release tomorrow but publisher Pan Macmillan has confirmed it will not.
Womans Weekly reported that Professor Heather Yeatman, president of the Public Health Association of Australia said "There is a very real possibility that a baby may die if this book goes ahead."
The cookbook has been put together by Paleo guru and celebrity chef Pete Evans, along with baby recipe blogger Charlotte Car and Naturopath Helen Padarin.
The biggest concern to health experts is one particular recipe for 'do-it-yourself baby broth', made from liver and bone broth. There is a recipe on Mrs Cars website which recommends the use of chicken feet and chicken necks. The broth reportedly contains ten times the recommended daily intake of vitamin A for infants, but lacks other basic nutrients needed for sustenance. It is known that none of the authors have any medical qualifications.
The Federal Health Department made a statement saying "The department has been investigating this book and has great concerns about the inadequate nutrition value of some of the recipes" report the Daily Telegraph.
The publishers also made a statement saying, “Pan Macmillan Australia advises the publication of Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way has been delayed, and not recalled as incorrectly stated by Australian Women’s Weekly on March 11, 2015. The publisher will be making no further comment at this time.”
Evans has previously released two best selling cookbooks including, 'Family Food', and 'Healthy Every Day'.