EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Organic baby food manufacturer Plum Organics has voluntarily recalled a batch of its 4.22-ounce apple & carrot baby food in portable pouches.
The recall is a precaution due to the risk of potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and sometimes life-threatening condition. No illnesses have been reported.
Plum Organics founder Gigi Lee Chang said a mixing error resulted in an improper blend of carrots and apples. Consequently, the batch did not meet the company’s standard for quality. However, “We conducted extensive testing of samples of every Plum Organic product manufactured before and after this batch and all samples were found to be within the standard guidelines,” Lee Chang wrote in a letter to parents on the plumorganics.com Web site.
The recall involves products with the “Best By” date of May 21, 2010, and marked with the number “890180001221” at the bottom of the package. The pouches are sold individually at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us locations nationally.
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