Kroger recalls water for infants after mold contamination — RECALL ALERT

Kroger recalls water for infants after mold contamination — RECALL ALERT

Kroger recalls water for infants after mold contamination — RECALL ALERT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled a brand of baby purified water because of complaints of mold.

Purified water sold at Kroger stores across the country, including IN, are also being recalled over mold concerns.

The water was sold in one-gallon containers with the sell-by dates from April 26, 2018 to October 10th 2018. The product was recalled after consumers complained about seeing mold. They are labeled with the UPC Code 0 41260 37597 2 and the plant code 51-4140. Testing by Kroger identified the mold ad Talaromyces penicillium. This product is intended for infants.

According to a release, the product was distributed to Kroger stores in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. The Kroger Company has instructed its stores to remove the recalled products.

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Anyone who bought the water should not use it and may return it to the store for a refund.

In general, inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in some people, the FDA said.

Drinking the mold in the water could affect infants who have HIV or other health conditions that cause a weakened immune system. The symptoms can include sneezing, red eyes, and skin rashes, as well as other eye, skin, and throat irritation. Parents and caregivers of infants should contact their doctor if concerned.

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