August 9, 2022

FDA Alerts Public to Possible Mold in Comforts For Baby Purified Water

The FDA is alerting the public to a recall of Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride, sold in Kroger stores, for potential mold contamination. The product was recalled after consumers complained about seeing mold. Testing by Kroger identified the mold ad Talaromyces penicillium.

The water is sold in clear 1 gallon containers, but the mold may not be visible to the eye. The product has sell by dates from 4/26/2018 to 10/10/2018. The UPC number on the product is 0 41260 37597 2 and the plant code is 51-4140. The labels also states DISTRIBUTED BY THE KROGER CO, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202.

The FDA is issuing this alert to reach parents and caregivers who may have bought the product and don’t know about the recall. This product is intended for infants.

It was sold to Kroger chain stores, including Food 4 Less, Jay C, Jay C Food Plus, Kroger, Kroger Marketplace, Owen’s, Payless Super Market, and Ruler stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.  The Kroger Company has instructed its stores to remove the recalled products.

If you have purchased this product, throw it away immediately in a sealed container. You can also return it to the store for a refund.

Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores can cause allergic reactions in some people. Those symptoms can include sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and a skin rash. Allergic reactions can happen immediately after touching or inhaling the fungus or later. Molds can cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. Mold can irritate the eyes, skin, throat, nose, or lungs even in people are aren’t allergic.

Drinking water or other products contaminated with this fungus can affect infants who have HIV or other health conditions that compromise the immune system. Contact your doctor if you think your baby may be affected.

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