Gerber Recalls Baby Food Over Allergy Concerns

The Gerber baby food company is recalling its Cheese Ravioli Pasta Pick-Ups because the egg allergen is missing from the “contains” statement on the back of the packaging statement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. The products were distributed nationwide through retail and e-commerce sites.

No other baby foods sold by New Jersey-based Gerber Products Co. are included in the voluntary recall. No one has been sickened, according to the recall notice.

Gerber said the full ingredient list on the package does list “egg” as an ingredient, however the “contains” statement, designed to further alert parents to allergens in the recipe, did not include “egg” as is required, the FDA said. Only consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg are at risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The labeling oversight was brought to Gerber’s attention as a result of a consumer contact. Gerber said that following an internal review, officials confirmed egg was included in the ingredient list but was not listed in the “contains” statement. Gerber is in the process of updating its food package labels to make it easier for parents to identify foods that contain allergens such as egg, milk and wheat.


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