Monday, July 23, 2007

Some Gerber Baby Food Recalled

Been a long time since I had any this small, but maybe some of you do.

Some Gerber baby food recalled

By Karen Jowers - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Jul 18, 2007 5:26:25 EDT

Commissary officials are warning parents to stop using 8-ounce packages of Gerber Organic Rice and Gerber Organic Oatmeal cereals because of concerns about a potential choking hazard for babies.

Commissaries as well as civilian stores have pulled these cereals from their shelves.

Gerber Products Company issued a voluntary recall July 13 on the products, which may contain lumps of cereal that do not dissolve in water or milk. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia’s food safety office on Tuesday issued a notice to commissary officials about the recall.

Gerber had received reports of choking, but there have been no reports of injury.

These particular cereals have been distributed in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

Anyone who has these cereals should stop using the products and return them to commissaries for a full refund. Consumers can also call the Gerber Parents Resource Center at (800) 443-7237 or (231) 928-3000 to return the product and receive a full refund.

The affected cereals’ universal product codes can be found on the bottom right side of the box. Gerber Organic Rice and Gerber Organic Oatmeal cereals are sold in 8-ounce boxes, and all codes are being recalled, according to Gerber officials. The UPC codes are:

* Gerber Organic Rice: UPC Code 15000 12504

* Gerber Organic Oatmeal: UPC Code 15000 12502

No other Gerber products are affected by the recall.

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