Health & Wellness

Gerber recalls some organic baby food pouches over spoilage concern

Attention parents: Gerber is recalling some pouches of its organic baby food.

A packaging defect means four batches of the meals may spoil during transport and handling, the company announced Thursday. So Gerber is removing the affected pouches from stores and asking families to check if they have them at home.

The products include:
Look for these products with certain batch codes and best-by dates.

Two batches of Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches — Pears, Carrots & Peas

3.5 ounce pouch, UPC: 15000074319

  • Batch: 51945335XX, best by date of July 12, 2016
  • Batch: 51955335XX, best by date of July 13, 2016

Two batches of Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches — Carrots, Apples & Mangoes

3.5 ounce pouch, UPC: 15000074395

  • Batch: 519555335XX, best by date of July 13, 2016
  • Batch: 51965335XX, best by date of July 14, 2016

Look at the code printed at the bottom of the back of the pouch to find the best-by date and batch code.

If you have the affected products, don’t use them. The packaging defect means they may be bloated or the food may have an off taste or smell.

Call the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-706-0556 to receive a replacement coupon.

The recall does not impact any other batches of those varieties or any other Gerber pouches or products, the company said.