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Happy Baby and Happy Tot Baby Food Recall

01.16.10 Happy Baby and Happy Tot Baby Food Recall

This week there was a recall on Happy Baby Food's Happy Tot and Happy Baby baby food pouches.  These are little pouches of baby food, and they are distributed by Nurture, Inc.  Some of the pouches have been leaking, and could possibly have been infected with bacteria.

From the FDA:  "To determine if a specific product is part of this recall, consumers should examine product packaging for expiration date codes between October 2010 and January 2011. These expiration date codes are printed as the first seven characters of a 15-character string." 

The varieties of these products that should not be consumed are as follows:

HAPPYTOT Green bean, pear & peas, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00127 9;

HAPPYTOT Sweet potato, carrot, apple & cinnamon, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00128 6; HAPPYTOT Spinach, mango & pear, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00129 3;

HAPPYTOT Butternut squash & apple, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00130 9;

HAPPYTOT Banana, peach, coconut & prunes, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00131 6;

HAPPYTOT Banana, peach & mango, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00132 3

HAPPYBABY Mango, NET WT. 3.5 OZ. (99g), UPC 8 52697 00134 7

HAPPYBABY Spinach Mango Pear, NET WT. 3.5 OZ. (99g), UPC 8 52697 00139 2

HAPPYBABY Apricot Sweet Potato, NET WT. 3.5 OZ. (99g), UPC 8 52697 00136 1

The FDA is encouraging parents to dispose of any packages that have "swelling, leaking, or packaging problems" and to contact them if your child seems ill after consuming the product.  No illnesses have been reported because of this to date.  

I often thought about buying this brand, when my girls were babies.  Their products have "no pesticides, no chemical fertilizers, no genetic modification, no preservatives." and they donate a portion of each sale to children in need. Hopefully this is just a fluke in the packaging, but I wanted to let readers know as soon as I read about it.  And Happy Baby works with one of my favorite authors, Dr. Sears to develop their nutritious foods.  

I wonder, though, about the plastic pouches, do they contain BPA? 

In any case, I remember thinking these were a nice alternative to making your own baby food if you didn't have time.  But it doesn't really take that much time, even for a domestically challenged person like myself!  I used the book Super Baby Food as a guide and made batches of food for the freezer.  Many more batches for my first daughter, I must admit!  Some homemade and Earth's Best for the second.  

What brands of baby food do you buy, readers?  Or do you make your own?  Do you have any of the recalled items?




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