Happytot Stage 4 and Happybaby Stage 1 and 2 Baby Food Pouch Recall

A baby food recall has been issued for several of varieties of Happytot and Happybaby pouch meals due to a packaging defect that could lead to bacterial contamination.

The Happytot and Happybaby food pouch recall was announced on Wednesday after the FDA received complaints that some of the food pouches were swollen and leaking. Although there are no reported illnesses connected to the baby food pouches, this could indicate that the baby food contains bacteria.

An investigation has found additional pouches that were swollen or leaking and testing is being conducted on the affected pouches. The FDA is also investigating a contract manufacturer to see if there is a problem with the manufacturing process.

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The recall affects Happytot Stage 4 and Happybaby Stage 1 and Stage 2 pouch meals with expiration date codes between November 2010 and January 2011. The dates are printed as the first seven numbers of a 15-number character string printed on the packaging. The baby food pouches were sold at retail stores nationwide in a variety of flavors. Those affected by the baby food recall include:

  • Happytot Green bean, pear & peas, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00127 9;
  • Happytot Sweet potato, carrot, apple & cinnamon, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00128 6;
  • Happytot Spinach, mango & pear, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00129 3;
  • Happytot Butternut squash & apple, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00130 9;
  • Happytot Banana, peach, coconut & prunes, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00131 6;
  • Happytot Banana, peach & mango, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00132 3
  • Happybaby Mango, NET WT. 3.5 OZ. (99g), UPC 8 52697 00134 7
  • Happybaby Spinach Mango Pear, NET WT. 3.5 OZ. (99g), UPC 8 52697 00139 2
  • Happybaby Apricot Sweet Potato, NET WT. 3.5 OZ. (99g), UPC 8 52697

The manufacturer, Nurture Inc., suggests customers return affected pouches to their place of purchase, or contact Nurture Inc. directly for a full refund, the FDA recommends that anyone who has pouches that appear to be swollen or leaking should discard those baby food pouches in a way that will prevent people or pets from retrieving them, and should wash their hands thoroughly after handling the packages.

Anyone who has become ill or who has had a child become ill after handling or consuming one of these recalled baby food pouches should contact their health care provider immediately and report the incident to their FDA district office and to Nurture Inc.

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