Apple & Carrot baby food pouches recalled due to potential botulism risk

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:

Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting Georgians to the recall of some organic baby food.

Plum Organics of Emeryville, Calif. is recalling one particular batch of its Apple & Carrot Portable Pouch baby food due to the risk of potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially life-threatening illness.

The following Plum Organics item is being recalled:

Apple & Carrot Portable Pouch baby food, 4.22 oz., with the best by date May 21, 2010. The product is marked with the UPC #890180001221 on the bottom of the package.

The product is distributed nationally at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us stores.

Symptoms of botulism poisoning in humans include general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Consumers who have purchased the product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call Plum Organics at 888-974-3555 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, or e-mail