Beech-Nut has announced a recall of some of its baby food products because of “possible foreign matter contamination” The recall is causing a lot of buzz on the Internet. The “foreign matter contamination” is small pieces of glass that were found in the recalled product.
Beech-Nut Nutrition is recalling approximately 1,920 pounds of baby food products that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday.
The recalled baby food was produced on December 12, 2014. The following products are included in the voluntary recall:
4-oz. glass jars containing “Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken” The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “P-68A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The affected product expires in “DEC 2016” and includes product numbers “12395750815” through “12395750821”. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The FDA notes problem was discovered after the firm received a complaint from a Beech nut customer who found a small piece of glass in the baby food product. Beech nut received a report of a mouth injury. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or sickness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is pulled from store shelves. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
On its Web site, Beech Nut said, “At Beech-Nut, we strive to make baby food with the best ingredients nature has to offer – freshly prepared and packaged in clean, safe and environmentally-friendly packaging. So, when any product of ours falls short of those standards, we take swift action to correct it.”
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Beech-Nut Consumer Hotline at (866) 674-4446. Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
But once again, everything you need to know about the Beech Nut baby food recall is listed above, including the codes, expiration dates and product names.