FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Gerber Products Co. is voluntarily recalling specific organic pouch products after identifying a packaging defect that may result in product spoilage during transport and handling, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

Consumers may notice that, in some cases, the pouches are bloated and product inside may have an off-taste or odor, according to the release.

“There have been three consumer reports of temporary gastrointestinal symptoms, however, we have been unable to confirm that these are related to the product. Consumers should not use the product,” the company, which is a Nestle brand, said in the release.

The products were distributed at U.S. retailers nationwide and through online stores. Consumers who purchased pouches with the following UPCs, batch codes and expiration dates are encouraged to contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-706-0556, day or night, for a replacement coupon.

• Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches – Pears, Carrots & Peas, 3.5 ounce pouch UPC 15000074319:

Best by dates/batch codes


12JUL2016 51945335XX

13JUL 2016 51955335XX

• Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches — Carrots, Apples and Mangoes, 3.5 ounce pouch UPC 15000074395:

Best by dates/batch codes

13JUL2016 51955335XX

14JUL2016 51965335XX

The recall does not involve any other Gerber pouches, other Gerber products or products outside of the U.S., according to the release.

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