By Michael Martinez
(CNN) — Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling two organic baby foods because a packaging defect may make them susceptible to spoilage during transport and handling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the company said Thursday.
Two kinds of Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches are being recalled: One is Pears, Carrots and Peas and the other is Carrots, Apples and Mangoes, the company said.
“As a result you may notice that, in some cases, those pouches are bloated or product inside may have an off-taste or odor,” Gerber President and Chief Executive Gary Tickle said in a statement. “We are proactively working to retrieve all remaining pouches of the affected batches that fail to meet our quality standards.”
There have been three consumer reports of temporary gastrointestinal symptoms, but the FDA said it has been unable to confirm that they are related to the product.
The recalled pouches of pears, carrots and peas have best-by dates of July 12, 2016, with batch number 51945335XX and July 13, 2016 with batch number 51955335XX, and the recalled carrots, apples and mangoes have best-by dates of July 13, 2016, with batch number 51955335XX and July 14, 2016, with batch number 51965335XX, according to the FDA and Gerber.
Consumers should not use the recalled products and should contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-706-0556.