Recall notices from the FDA and USDA are common enough that it’s a rare day that there isn’t at least a notice or two issued. But the recall posted by FDA on February 15 was quite a bit less common, in that it was a “Government Agency Partner Announcement” of a recall notice from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Even though the PC Organics brand baby food pouches recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria were manufactured specifically for the Canadian marketplace, FDA issued the CFIA recall notice the to alert U.S. consumers who may have purchased these products in Canada not to eat or serve them.
Originally issued February 3, the recall warning has been updated to include additional products which was identified during the CFIA’s food safety investigation. The recall by Loblaw Companies Limited was issued because baby food pouches “may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. A manufacturing error resulted in excess water in the product, which under certain circumstances could support the growth of Clostridium Botulinum and pose a health risk to consumers.”
The products were sold up to and including February 8, 2017. Consumers should not consume the recalled products listed on the FDA site.
“When a Government Agency Partner announces a company’s recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the Government Agency Partner’s announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company,” the FDA notice stated.