Gerber Recalls Batch Of Organic Products Due To Spoilage

Mar 25, 2016 07:31 AM EDT | By Jessica Fenol

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In a public statement released by the FDA or the US Food and Drugs Administration, Gerber announced the recall of some of their organic food products on March 24.

CNN reported that the recall by Gerber is caused by packaging and handling which might cause spoilage of their products in pouch packaging.

The FDA announcement said, "Gerber is Voluntarily Recalling Two Batches of GERBER Organic 2ND FOODS Pouches Due to a Packaging Defect That May Result in Product Spoilage".
 
The recalled product numbers are the following:

GERBER Organic 2ND FOODS Pouches -Pears, Carrots & Peas, 3.5 ounce pouch UPC 15000074319

Best By dates/batch codes

  • 12JUL2016 51945335XX
  • 13JUL 2016 51955335XX

GERBER Organic 2ND FOODS Pouches- Carrots, Apples and Mangoes, 3.5 ounce pouch UPC 15000074395

Best By dates/batch codes

  • 13JUL2016 51955335XX
  • 14JUL2016 51965335XX

Here's a part of Gerber's statement about the recent recall:

"Consumers may notice that, in some cases, the pouches are bloated and product inside may have an off taste or odor. There have been three consumer reports of temporary gastrointestinal symptoms, however, we have been unable to confirm that these are related to the product. Consumers should not use the product, since it does not meet our high quality standards.

The products were distributed to U.S. retailers nationwide and through on-line stores. Consumers who purchased pouches with the above UPCs, batch codes and expiration dates are encouraged to contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-706-0556 any time day or night for a replacement coupon.

At Gerber, we place the health and well-being of babies above all else, and we hold our foods to high standards of quality. Gerber remains committed to providing high-quality products and helping families nourish healthy children. Parents with additional questions are encouraged to contact our Parents Resource Center at the phone number mentioned above."

Gerber and FDA believe that the child's safety is of utmost importance. For any concerns, questions and clarifications, the public can reach Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-706-0556.

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