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Organic baby food pouches recalled for botulism risk

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling one flavor of PC Organics baby food from retailers nationwide in Canada after a consumer complaint triggered an inspection that revealed the product could contain the toxin that causes botulism poisoning.

recalled PC Organics baby foodThe recall includes only one lot of President’s Choice (PC) Organics branded apple, blueberry and green pea strained baby food sold in pouches with twist-off caps, according to the recall notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website.

“Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased,” the government recall notice states.

“Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.”

Consumers can identify the recalled baby food pouches by looking for the following codes on the product packages:

  • UPC number 0 60383 06292 7
  • 2017 OC 31
  • 128 mL

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is investigating the situation and will post public recall warnings for additional products if necessary. The CFIA did not provide details about the nature of the consumer complaint or its investigation thus far in the recall notice posted Friday.

Consumers with questions can contact Loblaw Companies Ltd. toll-free by calling 888-495-5111 or by sending email to customerservice@presidentschoice.ca.

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