Gerber Is Recalling Some Organic Food Pouches Due to “Spoilage”


You’ll want to check your pantry to make sure you don’t have any of the Gerber Organic food pouches involved in the latest recall.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, Gerber is voluntarily recalling specific organic “2nd Foods” pouch products after identifying a packaging defect that may result in spoilage during transport and handling.

In some cases, the affected pouches are bloated and the product inside may have an “off taste or odor.” Unfortunately, there have already been three reports of temporary gastrointestinal symptoms, though it’s not confirmed that these are related to the product.

“Because of our commitment to high quality, Gerber is working to retrieve from retailers and online stores the remaining pouches from the four affected batches of Gerber Organic 2nd Food pouches that fail to meet our quality standards,” the company said in a statement to the FDA.

This recall is specific to the following two product varieties:

Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches — Pears, Carrots & Peas, 3.5-ounce

Best By dates/batch codes:

  • 12JUL2016 51945335XX
  • 13JUL 2016 51955335XX

Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches — Carrots, Apples and Mangoes, 3.5-ounce

Best By dates/batch codes:

  • 13JUL2016 51955335XX
  • 14JUL2016 51965335XX

If you’re concerned your pouches might be spoiled, contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-706-0556 anytime for more information and 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 added. “Gerber remains committed to providing high quality products and helping families nourish healthy children.”

Kate Schweitzer

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