Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Plum Organics Recalls Apple & Carrot Portable Pouches

Plum Organics voluntarily recalled a small portion of their Apple & Carrot Portable Pouches after a routine test determined the formulation was incorrect. Plum Organics immediately investigated the matter and confirmed that a mixing error was to blame which resulted in an improper blend of carrots and apples.

These pouches were sold individually at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us locations nationally.

The pouches recalled have the best by date of May 21, 2010 and marked with the following number “890180001221” located at the bottom of the package. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this product and no other Plum Organics products are affected.

The recall was undertaken as a precaution due to the risk of potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and sometimes lifethreatening condition. Consumers should not use these products, even if they appear to be normal, because of the possible health risk. 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.

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