Packaging defect prompts baby food recall

Plum Baby Foods.

The products included in the recall. Image via FSAI.

Plum Organics is recalling six of its baby food pouch products due to a manufacturing defect on some packs which cause the seal to fail and the contents to spoil.

The recall affects the company’s Plum Stage 1 baby food pouches in six varieties — blueberry, parsnip and buckwheat 100g; plum, strawberry and barley 100g; courgette, banana and amaranth 100g; and its 85g Greek style yogurt packs in mango and carrot; raspberry and spinach; and kale and apple flavours.

The batches have best before dates up until and including October 2 2014.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland issued an alert earlier today advising of the recall, which the US company initiated voluntarily when it discovered the defect.

Packets with a broken seal will be leaking or bloated, and the contents will taste spoiled. The manufacturer has received no reports of illness as a result of the defect. No other Plum Organics products are affected by the recall.

People who have bought the products included in the recall are asked to return them to the retailer.