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Baby food recalled due to possible contamination

WASHINGTON (AP) - Plum Organics of Emeryville, Calif., is
recalling some of its apple and carrot portable pouch baby food
because of concerns over possible botulism contamination.
The product was sold individually throughout the country at
Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us stores. The recalled product is sold in
4.22-ounce pouches, with a "best by" date of May 21, 2010, and
UPC 890180001221.
"The product did not meet the FDA guidelines for proper acidity
level," Paul Gerhardt, a member of the Plum Organics action team,
said in a statement.
The company is concerned that the baby food may be contaminated
with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and
sometimes life-threatening condition. Consumers should not use
these products, even if they appear to be normal, because of the
possible health risk.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the baby
food, and no other Plum Organics products are affected, the company
said in a statement.
More information is available by calling 888-974-3555 or by
e-mailing info(at)plumorganics.com.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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