Gerber baby food pouches recalled

Some Gerber baby food pouches have been pulled from supermarket shelves, after the manufacturer voluntarily recalled two types of the product after identifying a packaging defect that may result in spoilage during transport and handling.

Gerber-(Read-Only)One affected product is Gerber Organic 2nd Foods pouches – pears, carrots and peas. The recalled 3.5 ounce pouch has the universal product code 15000074319 and the following “best by” dates and batch codes: 12JUL2016 51945335XX and 13JUL2016 51955335XX.

The other affected product is Gerber Organic 2nd Foods pouches – carrots, apples and mangoes. That product is also a 3.5 ounce pouch and has the universal product code 15000074395. The affected products “best by” dates and batch codes are: 13JUL2016 51955335XX and 14JUL2016 51965335XX.

This recall does not impact any other Gerber pouches.

According to a Foster’s press release, consumers may notice in some case that the pouches are “bloated” and the product inside may have an off-taste or odor.

There have been three consumer reports of temporary gastrointestinal symptoms, but there has been no confirmation that these are related to the recalled product.

Gerber2-(Read-Only)Consumers are encouraged to check the “best before” date and the production code on the bottom of any Gerber pouches they have.

In a press release alerting customers to the recall late last week, Foster’s Food Fair said, “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

“We encourage all customers who have purchased this product from any of our Foster’s Food Fair-IGA locations to return the affected product for a full refund. Please discontinue the consumption of the product.”