Baby Food Recalled After Rubber Piece Found by Consumer

A new H-E-B baby food recall has been initiated out of an "abundance of caution."
HEB.com

Attention, parents! A new H-E-B baby food recall was announced November 18, after a consumer found a small piece of rubber in one of its two-pack 4 oz. cups. The Food and Drug Administration announced that out of an abundance of caution, all varieties of the two-pack 4 oz. cups made by the Texas-based baby food manufacturer are being recalled.

Parents should know no injuries have been reported in association with this recall, which is obviously a relief. And in a statement Winell Herron, H-E-B Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs clarified, "Though we have only received one report of a foreign material in H-E-B Baby Food 2 pack 4 oz. cups, as a company, we are committed to absolute and complete food safety. As a result of that commitment, coupled with the fact that we are dealing with a children's product, we have made the decision to pull all of our H-E-B Baby Food 2 pack 4 oz. cups from our shelves."

The recall affects approximately 18 varieties of baby food, sold in about 150 Texas stores and Mexico, and ranging from Banana Passion Fruit to Baby Peas. See a full list of the recalled foods on the FDA's website, along with the associated UPC codes.

Customers can call H-E-B at 1-855-432-4438 for more information. The company is reportedly conducting a full investigation to discover how the piece of rubber wound up in the baby food in the first place.

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her onFacebookwhere she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.

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