Gerber Recalls Baby Food Pouches Over Spoilage Concerns

A packaging defect for four batches led to the recall

Affected products include Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches in Pears, Carrots & Peas; and Carrots, Apples & Mangoes.

Gerber has issued a voluntary recall for four batches of its Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches after identifying a packaging defect that may cause spoilage during transport and handling.

The affected products include two batches each of the pears, carrots & peas; and carrots, apples & mangoes flavors, according to the FDA. The company is working to retrieve the remaining affected products from retailers and is offering coupons to customers who have purchased it.

The release notes that some of the pouches are bloated and the food inside might have an off taste or odor. There have been three consumer reports of temporary gastrointestinal symptoms, but any relation to the recalled pouches has not been confirmed. Customers are urged not to use the product.

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The pouches were distributed across the U.S. and no other Gerber pouches or products are affected by the recall.