PC Organics brand baby food pouches recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria
The Canada Food Inspection Agency has issued a food recall warning on PC Organics brand baby food pouches due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria. Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling PC Organics brand baby food pouches from the marketplace, including those sold in Saskatchewan, because they 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 recall was triggered by a consumer complaint and there have been reported illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of these products.
Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check your home to see if you have purchased any of these recalled products. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
For details on affected products and this recall visit the Healthy Canadians website. To learn more about food poisoning visit the Canada Food Inspection Agency website.