If you recently visited Toys R Us and Baby R Us and picked food for your baby named Plums Organics – Apple & Carrot Baby Food, you need to know about the recent baby food recall. Couple of days ago Organic Plums, a California based company has voluntarily recalled the product of specific batch number after a routine test and determined that the formulation in those batches was incorrect. If you used the Apple & Carrot Baby Food from Plums and did not found anything wrong, still you should take extra care as lab test report confirm the contamination risk with those batches. Let us see in detail the reasons for recalling of the products.
“The product did not meet the FDA guidelines for proper acidity level,” said Dr. Paul Gerhardt, a Food Science Ph.D. and member of the Plum Organics action team. The food recall was undertaken as a precaution due to the risk of potential contamination with bacteria named Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and sometimes life threatening condition.
What are the symptoms of Botulism?
Symptoms of botulism poisoning in humans include general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
The Organic Plums has voluntarily recalled one particular batch of its 4.22oz. Apple & Carrot Portable Pouch baby food with the best by date May 21, 2010 and marked with the universal product code (UPC) #890180001221 located on the bottom of the package. I would recommend that you check the inventory of Apple and Carrot baby food at your home to determine if it matched with the recalled batch.
Are there any cases reported after consuming baby food?
According to United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), no illnesses have been reported in connection with this product.
According to USFDA no other Plum Organics products...
are affected. As a further precaution, samples from every Plum Organics product manufactured before and after this batch were tested and found to be within quality standards.
These food pouches are sold individually at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us stores all over the United States.
What precaution consumer should take?
Consumers should not use these products, even if they appear to be normal, because of the possible health risk. Those who have purchased the Plum Organics Apple & Carrot pouch-based baby food with a best by date May 21, 2010 and with the UPC # 890180001221 can return the product for a full refund at any Toys-R-Us or Babies-R-Us store. Consumers having questions can call at 888-974-3555 between the hours of 8 am – 5 pm PST, or email email@example.com.
What is the message of Plum Organics founder?
Plum Organics Founder Gigi Lee Chang said “As a mother, the safety and satisfaction of our customers and their children is my highest concern.” Due to a mixing error during production, one batch of this product was improperly blended. As a result, it did not meet our company’s standard for quality. We are taking the extra step of recalling all Apple & Carrot Portable Pouches with this date to eliminate any question in the minds of consumers about the safety of our products. Plum Organics was founded on the vision of superior quality and nutritious baby food; we are committed to these values and our consumers.”
Plum Organics which was born and founded by a mom who was inspired by her baby’s joy of eating and hearing cute talk about the lack of fresh baby food options. It is known for offering the finest, best tasting and healthiest organic foods for babies, toddlers and children. The timely voluntarily recalling of the product proves the extraordinary step taken by Plum Organics to provide safety and satisfaction to the parents.