Plum Organics baby food recalled over botulism concerns


Plum Organics is recalling some of the baby food it sells at Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores out of concern one of the batches had the risk it could become contaminated with the bacteria that can cause botulism.

Apple & Carrot Portable Pouch baby food with the best if used by date of May 21, 2010 carrying the UPC of 890180001221 are the only ones subject to the recall.

A statement from Plum Organics said the baby food did not meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines for acidity. The company's founder, in a letter to consumers, said the problem stemmed from a "mixing error...which resulted in an improper blend of carrots and apples." The company said it informed the FDA of its action.

Botulism poisoning symptoms include weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble swallowing. The company said it has not received any reports of illness associated with the baby food.

Consumers are asked to either dispose of the pouches or return them to a Toys R Us or Babies R Us store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions contact Plum Organics at 888-974-3555 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time or by e-mail at