Plum Organics Carrots & Apples, now with added botulism!

Soy humpers, please check your baby food supply.

Plum Organics baby food in carrot & apple flavor is being recalled due to botulism fears. While the apple & carrot variety is free of pesticides and growth hormones, the travel packets may be contaminated with the potentially lethal Clostridium botulinum. During routine testing the FDA found the product to have insufficient acidity levels, leading to the recall.

The affected variety was sold at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us locations across America. All have a “best before” date of May 21, 2010, and the UPC 890180001221. Founder Gigi Lee Chang posted the following letter on the Plum Organics website regarding the recall:

Dear Parents:

I wanted to let you know that, today, Plum Organics voluntarily recalled a small portion of our Apple & Carrot Baby Food in Portable Pouches after a routine test determined the formulation was incorrect. Plum Organics immediately investigated the matter and confirmed that a mixing error was to blame which resulted in an improper blend of carrots and apples.

We have recalled all Apple & Carrot Baby Food in Portable Pouches with the best by date of May 21, 2010 and marked with the following number “890180001221” located at the bottom of the package.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this product. 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.

Consumers can return any Plum Organics Apple & Carrot pouch-based baby food with the above “best by” date and UPC code to Toys-R-Us or Babies-R-Us for a full reimbursement.

Please accept my deepest apologies for this inconvenience. If you have any further questions, please contact Plum Organics at info@plumorganics.com.

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[Plum Organics Website]