Recalls of baby food and formula are rare, thankfully. Occasionally, though, a batch of formula or baby food raises safety concerns that warrant a recall. Here are the most recent recalls involving baby formula or food products.
Note: Since these recalls are so uncommon, I don't need to update this list very often. An older date on the most recent recall doesn't mean the list is out of date!
Plum Organics Baby Food Pouch Recall
Nov. 13, 2013 - Some baby food pouch products from Plum Organics Baby Stage 2, Tots Mish Mash, and Kids lines are recalled because a manufacturing defect could allow the food to spoil. Affected products have "best by" dates from 08/05/14 to12/08/14 and include the letters AT. Contact Plum Organics at 866-495-3774 for a replacement product voucher.
Similac Formula Recall
Sept. 22, 2010 - 5 million cans of Similac baby formula are recalled because they may contain beetle parts or larvae from the manufacturing facility in Michigan. There's no serious health risk, but some babies may end up with an upset stomach or lose their appetite due to gastrointestinal discomfort. Stop using the formula for now, and visit the Similac recall website or call 800-986-8850 to find out if your baby's formula is included in the recall. A PDF of the recalled Similac lot numbers is also available.
Pear Baby Juice
Mar. 11, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recently announced a recall of some pear juices for toddlers because the juice may be contaminated with arsenic. Presidents Choice Organics Pear Juice from Concentrate for Toddlers and Beech Nut Pear Juice from Concentrate with Vitamin C Added are included in the recall. Click the headline link for UPC codes. These juices were distributed across Canada. No illnesses have been reported with this recall.
Walgreens Iron Supplements
March 16, 2006 - Walgreens has recalled more than 60,000 bottles of high-potency iron supplements because the packaging is not child-resistent. Ingesting multiple iron supplements can cause serious harm to small children. Keep iron supplements our of the reach of children and contact Inverness at 888-698-5032 with questions.