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Gerber food recall impacts some Organic products

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Posted at 2:14 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 14:14:48-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Baby food maker Gerber has announced a voluntary recall of some of its organic products.

“As a result of a packaging defect, some of the packaging used in two batches of GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches – Pears, Carrots & Peas and two batches of GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches – Carrots, Apples & Mangoes with best by dates of July 12, 2016, July 13, 2016, July 14, 2016, may be susceptible to spoilage during transport and handling,” the company posted online. “As a result you may notice that, in some cases, those pouches are bloated or product inside may have an off taste or odor. We are proactively working to retrieve all remaining pouches of the affected batches that fail to meet our quality standards.”

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“We have chosen to voluntarily remove all the pouches in question from our retail and on-line stores,” the company’s statement continued. “If you do have any of these pouches, we recommend that you do not use them and that you contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-706-0556 for replacement coupons anytime day or night.”

The following information can be found at Gerber.com:

Q: How do I know if I have the affected products?

A: The affected products are limited batches of two varieties of GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches:

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

Batch: 51945335XX, best by date of July 12, 2016
Batch: 51955335XX, best by date of July 13, 2016

GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches – Carrots, Apples & Mangoes, 3.5 ounce pouch, UPC: 15000074395

Batch: 519555335XX, best by date of July 13, 2016
Batch: 51965335XX, best by date of July 14, 2016

Q: What should I do if I have the affected products?

A: If you have the affected products you should not use them and we encourage you to call the Gerber Parents Resource Center anytime day or night at 1-800-706-0556. We can provide more information and a replacement coupon.

Q: Are any other products affected?

A: This recall does not impact any other batches of those varieties or any other Gerber pouches or Gerber products.

If you have additional questions please call the Gerber Parents Resource Center anytime day or night at 1-800-706-0556