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Gerber recalls organic baby food due to defect

Posted at 1:25 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 16:26:11-04
The Gerber food company is voluntarily recalling some organic baby food products after finding a defect in the packaging, the company announced today.
The company is recalling specific batches of two different kinds of organic food pouches that were sold nationwide over concerns the product could potentially spoil during its transportation and handling, Gerber said in a statement today, which the Food and Drug Administration posted on its website.
Three people have reported "temporary gastrointestinal symptoms," but the company noted it has not confirmed those symptoms are related to the food.
"Consumers may notice that, in some cases, the pouches are bloated and product inside may have an off taste or odor," Gerber said.
"At Gerber, we place the health and well-being of babies above all else, and we hold our foods to high standards of quality," the company said in its statement. "Gerber remains committed to providing high quality products and helping families nourish healthy children."
"This recall does not impact any other Gerber pouches, other Gerber products or products outside of the U.S.," the company noted.
The products affected are listed below:
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
"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 anytime day or night for a replacement coupon," the company said.