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Kroger recalls bottled water for babies that contains risky mold

07 December 2017

But although the jugs holding the water are clear, the mold can not always be seen by the naked eye.

The affected batch of Comforts For Baby Purified Water with Fluoride Added was sold at Kroger-owned stores in 1-gallon jugs, and features sell-by dates from 4/26/2018 to 10/10/2018. Anyone with the recalled water is urged to throw away any unused portions or return to the place of purchase for a refund. The affected products have sell by dates from April 26, 2018 to October 10, 2018.

The water was sold in 14 states at Kroger stores and other supermarkets, including Food 4 Less, Jay C, Owen's and Payless Super Market.

A line of bottled water for infants is being recalled after mold was found in the product, according to grocery chain Kroger. Even those who aren't allergic might get symptoms such as eye, skin and throat irritation.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the mold might not be visible to the naked eye. "Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are also allergic to mold".

Kroger has instructed its stores to remove the recalled products.

"These individuals may become infected and this may lead to serious health consequences". "Drinking water or other products contaminated with Talaromyces penicillium may affect infants who have HIV or other conditions that cause immune compromise".

The affected products are labeled "Comforts For Baby Purified Water with Fluoride" and bear the plant code 51-4140 and the UPC number 0 41260 37597 2. Consumers could suffer an allergic reaction - such as a skin rash, runny nose and sneezing - if they inhale or touch the mold.

Kroger recalls bottled water for babies that contains risky mold