Gerber's Organic 2nd Food Pouches. Photograph courtesy of Gerber

Gerber Is Recalling Organic Baby Food That May Be Spoiled

Mar 24, 2016

Gerber Products Company has distributed some products that could be spoiled.

The Nestle-owned (nestle.s-a) company, which has become synonymous with baby food, has issued a voluntary recall of certain batches of its organic food products as a result of a packaging defect. Because they haven't been packaged properly, they could spoil during transport or handling.

The recall affects two varieties of its 3.5 ounce Gerber Organic 2nd Food Pouches. The flavors affected are Pears, Carrots & Peas with Best By dates of July 12 and July 13, 2016, and Carrots, Apples & Mangoes with Best By dates of July 13 and July 14, 2016. Pouches affected by the recall may look bloated and the food might taste or smell unusual. Consumers who have already bought them can retrieve a coupon from Gerber to replace their purchases.

The products have been shipped nationwide and the company said that it is currently working on retrieving them from retailers, both online as well as brick and mortar. The recall doesn't apply to any other flavors or products or any pouches that have been sold outside of the U.S. Three consumers have reported temporary gastrointestinal symptoms.

Gerber could not immediately be reached for comment.

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