FDA issues recall for brand of baby water for mold contamination

Flickr | brottj316

Flickr | brottj316

"Testing by Kroger has identified the mold as Talaromyces penicillium", the FDA said on social media.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled a brand of baby purified water because of complaints of mold.

Kroger has recalled bottles of purified water for infants because they may contain mold.

The water was sold in one-gallon containers with the sell-by dates from April 26, 2018 to October 10th 2018.

Kroger (kr) disputed the severity of the problem, but nevertheless told staff in its stores to take the affected bottles off the shelves.

The recalled water has the UPC 0 41260 37597 2 and the plant code 51-4140.

The FDA is issuing this alert to reach parents and caregivers who may have bought the product and don't know about the recall.

In addition to Kroger's namesake stores, the bottled water was distributed at Food 4 Less, Jay C, Jay C Food Plus, Owen's, Payless Super Market, and Ruler stores in multiple states.

If you have purchased this product, throw it away immediately in a sealed container.

Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores can cause allergic reactions in some people. Even those who aren't allergic might get symptoms such as eye, skin and throat irritation. Exposure can also prompt asthma attacks in some people, the FDA said.

The FDA also said infants who have HIV or other immune compromising conditions may be at risk. However, according to the FDA, the mold is not necessarily visible to the naked eye. Contact your doctor if you think your baby may be affected.

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