Gerber Recalls Organic Food Pouches Over Possible Spoilage

Check your pantry!

When you've finished checking your pantry for cans of Bumble Bee tuna that may be spoiled, glance down to your baby's shelf to see if you have purchased any Gerber organic food pouches being recalled for a similar reason.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Gerber is voluntarily recalling certain organic "2nd Foods" pouches after identifying a packaging defect that may result in product spoilage during transport or handling.

In some cases, the pouches are bloated and the product inside may have an "off taste or odor." There have already been three reports of temporary gastrointestinal symptoms, unfortunately, though the FDA has been unable to confirm whether these cases are related to the affected product.  

The recall extends to two product varieties with the following "best by" dates and batch codes:

Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches — Pears, Carrots & Peas, 3.5 oz.

Courtesy of Gerber

"Best by" dates/batch codes:

  • 12JUL2016 51945335XX
  • 13JUL 2016 51955335XX

Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches — Carrots, Apples and Mangoes 3.5 oz.

Courtesy of Gerber 

"Best by" dates/batch codes:

  • 13JUL2016 51955335XX
  • 14JUL2016 51965335XX

If you discover you purchased any of the above products included in this recall, you can contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-706-0556 anytime for further information or a replacement coupon.

"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 a statement. "Gerber remains committed to providing high quality products and helping families nourish healthy children."

Gillian Nigro is an Editorial Assistant for Parents.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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