NEW: Baby Food Recalled, May Be Tainted With Bacteria

There's a national baby food recall.

Plum Organics 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 California-based company says the product did not meet the FDA guidelines for proper acidity level, leaving it vulnerable to botulism contamination. Botulism is a serious and sometimes life-threatening condition caused by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The bacteria can sometimes live in improperly canned or preserved food.

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 the company says no other Plum Organics products are affected.

The recalled product is sold in 4.22-ounce pouches, with a "best by" date of May 21, 2010, and UPC 890180001221.

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  • by Alicia Location: New Bern on Oct 20, 2009 at 06:44 AM
    It is time for the FDA to tighten up and play hard ball! There are too many things happening with our foods which leads me to believe they are not doing their jobs the way they should be! I have also challenged a well known I'll just say lotion producer and asked them why they allow the dangerous chemical dye Red 40 in their product which is banned in the UK! The answer I got is that it was passed through by the FDA and was safe! What a bunch of bunk! The bad part is that just about every snack cake and chips has this chemical dye in it! Why? I can not understand why no one challenges the FDA on this! Why are we allowing them to continue to poison us!

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