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Gerber recalls products

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Consumer Food Safety Inspectors are conducting recall effectiveness checks on specific Gerber Organic pouch products. Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling these specific pouch products after identifying a packaging defect that may result in spoilage during transport and handling.

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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 their quality standards. They are offering replacement coupons for consumers who purchased the following products:

• GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches –Pears, Carrots & Peas, 3.5 ounce pouch UPC 15000074319

Best By dates/batch codes

−−12JUL2016 51945335XX

–13JUL 2016 51955335XX

*GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches- Carrots, Apples and Mangoes, 3.5 ounce pouch UPC 15000074395

Best By dates/batch codes

−−13JUL2016 51955335XX

−−14JUL2016 51965335XX

This recall does not impact any other Gerber pouches, other Gerber products or products outside of the US.

Consumers may notice that the pouches become bloated and the product inside may have an off taste or odor. There have been three consumer reports of temporary gastrointestinal symptoms, however, they have been unable to confirm that these are related to the product. Consumers should not use the product, since it does not meet quality standards.

The products were distributed at U.S. retailers nationwide and through on-line stores. Consumers who purchased pouches with the above UPCs, batch codes and expiration dates are encouraged to contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-706-0556 anytime day or night for a replacement coupon.