HAPPYTOT Stage 4 and HAPPYBABY Stage 1 & Stage 2 Pouch Meals – Recall
HappyTot and HappyBaby pouch meals produced by Nurture, Inc. have been recalled due to a packaging defect. The affected packages may swell or leak, indicating possible contamination with bacteria. No illnesses have been associated with the recalled products.
The recall applies to HAPPYTOT Stage 4 and HAPPYBABY Stage 1 and Stage 2 pouches with expiration dates from November, 2010 through January, 2011. They were sold in late December, 2009 and early January, 2010 at Target and Whole Foods stores. About 215 to 250 units were affected by the defect.
If you have one or more of the recalled pouches, or if you have a pouch that is swollen or leaking, do not feed the food to your child. You can return the item to the retailer for a full refund or contact Nurture for a full refund or exchange.
Nurture has conducted its own testing on some of the defective pouches and found no harmful bacteria. It did find food spoilage bacteria called Lactobacillus brevis (L. brevis). This bacteria should not cause any health problems, but is not desirable in the food.
Of course, anytime you discover food packaging that is swollen or leaking, it can mean that the food is contaminated with bacteria. You should never consume or feed your child any food with a packaging defect.
If you believe that your child has become ill from consuming recalled food or any other product that was discovered to be defective or dangerous in any way, please contact the experienced defective products attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, serving clients nationwide.