Botulism Risk From Earth's Best' Baby Food Product

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers about botulism risk connected to certain jars of Earth's Best baby food. The FDA warns that Organic 2 Apple Peach Barley Wholesome breakfast jars, which are available individually and in variety packs, are unsafe to eat.

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Jars contaminated with the botulism bacteria will not smell or look different from a safe product. Within 18-36 hours after eating, infants may not feed well, become constipated, and become listless and not move much. Often, they may drool from the mouth and have difficulty swallowing. If untreated, serious paralysis can develop and cause respiratory distress that may require hospitalization. The bacteria produces a toxin in the body that acts on the central nervous system and causes onset of symptoms within 10 days after eating.

Hain Celestial Group recalled this product on February 9 and has been working with the FDA to uncover the source of the problem. The FDA urges consumers to check for the following UPC codes on the products: 23923-20223 on 4.5

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